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Daemon
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He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)
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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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Truly a Genghis Khan attitude of confidence.
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He who fights and runs away
Lives to fight another day

English adage



The only way to win is to deny it battle.

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Wise enough, for no-one is invincible. You have to bide your time. This is why Romans managed to expel and eventually defeat Hannibal.
J W Henderson
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I would prefer not to fight at all.
monamagda
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Context from:The Annotated Art of War

Part 17

Five Essentials for Victory

Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory:


(1) He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. #Chang Yu says: If he can fight, he advances and takes the offensive; if he cannot fight, he retreats and remains on the defensive. He will invariably conquer who knows whether it is right to take the offensive or the defensive.

(2) He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. #This is not merely the general's ability to estimate numbers correctly, as Li Ch`uan and others make out. Chang Yu expounds the saying more satisfactorily: "By applying the art of war, it is possible with a lesser force to defeat a greater, and vice versa. The secret lies in an eye for locality, and in not letting the right moment slip. Thus Wu Tzu says: 'With a superior force, make for easy ground; with an inferior one, make for difficult ground.'"

(3) He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.

(4) He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.

(5) He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.

https://suntzusaid.com/book/3

Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)


Yeah. And with whom… Choose your enemies carefully. Right?
Rathod Ranjitsinh
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China still uses these techniques against other countries.
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yes, otherwise it will be just recklessness.
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