Confucius said, People may have the finest talents, but if they are arrogant and stingy, their other qualities are not worthy of consideration.
He who relies solely on warlike measures shall be exterminated; he who relies solely on peaceful measures shall perish.
Their action and inaction are matters of strategy, and they cannot be pleased or angered.
What enables the enlightened rulers and good generals to conquer the enemy at every move and achieve extraordinary success is foreknowledge.
Quickness is the essence of the war.
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.