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Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
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If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
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Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
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If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him.
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He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
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The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
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Balk the enemy's power; force him to reveal himself.
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Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.
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The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
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He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
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Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.
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There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
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If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.
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When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
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If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.
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Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
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Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
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Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
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The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
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