Sun Tzu quotes
Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the
noise before defeat.
If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.
If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evadeWhere the army is, prices are high; when prices rise, the
wealth of the people is exhausted.
him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he
may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united,
separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him
where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.