Quotations The Best Sun Tzu Quotes  

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A list of the best Sun Tzu quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Sun Tzu quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Sun Tzu quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Sun Tzu should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Sun Tzu quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom. Sun Tzu

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The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. Sun Tzu

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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Sun Tzu

17 1
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. Sun Tzu

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Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu

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All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. Sun Tzu

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Therefore the skilful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field. Sun Tzu

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O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands. Sun Tzu

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When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce. Sun Tzu

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The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. Sun Tzu

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Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack. Sun Tzu

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If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity. Sun Tzu