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Sun Tzu [Wu]
(BC 535-228) born on
Chinese military strategist. The "Sun Tzu Art of War" explains the theory of managing soldiers and is still widely in business, economy, and military affairs.
         
   
F
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.

R
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.
A
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
N
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.
K
When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Art of War, ch. 3, Axiom 18 (c. 490 B.C., ed. by James Clavell, 1981).
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: The Art of War, ch. 9, axiom 38 (c. 490 B.C.; ed. by James Clavell, 1981).
   


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