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Art of War:            
Art of War
by Sun Tzu
- Ensure that your whole host may withstand the
brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken-- this is effected by maneuvers direct and
- That the impact of your army may be like a
grindstone dashed against an egg--this is effected by the science of weak points and
- In all fighting, the direct method may be used
for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to secure victory.
- Indirect tactics, efficiently applied, are
inexhaustible as Heaven and Earth, unending as the flow of rivers and streams; like the
sun and moon, they end but to begin anew; like the four seasons, they pass away to return
- There are not more than five primary colors
(blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can
ever been seen.
- In battle, there are not more than two methods of
attack--the direct and the indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to an endless
series of maneuvers.
- The direct and the indirect lead on to each other
in turn. It is like moving in a circle--you never come to an end. Who can exhaust the
possibilities of their combination?
- Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is
simply a question of subdivision; concealing courage under a show of timidity presupposes
a fund of latent energy; masking strength with weakness is to be effected by tactical
- Thus one who is skillful at keeping the enemy on
the move maintains deceitful appearances, according to which the enemy will act. He
sacrifices something, that the enemy may snatch at it.
- By holding out baits, he keeps him on the march;
then with a body of picked men he lies in wait for him.
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