Tuesday Open Thread

“He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.”

“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.”

“All war is deception.”

“Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.”

“He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.”

“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.”

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”

“It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.”

– Sun Tzu

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