ᐅ111+ Sun Tzu Quotes (Author of The Art of War)

"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. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." ~ Sun Tzu

"The opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself." ~ Sun Tzu

"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity." ~ Sun Tzu

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." ~ Sun Tzu

"It is more important to outhink your enemy, than to outfight him" ~ Sun Tzu

"There is an intelligent way to eat a live frog - I just don't know what it is." ~ Sun Tzu

"Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems." ~ Sun Tzu

"If you are strong, appear weak. But if you are weak, appear strong." ~ Sun Tzu

"Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price." ~ Sun Tzu

"If a battle can not be won do not fight it." ~ Sun Tzu

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." ~ Sun Tzu

"Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected." ~ Sun Tzu

"Great results, can be achieved with small forces." ~ Sun Tzu

"Those who are victorious plan effectively and change decisively. They are like a great river that maintains its course but adjusts its flow." ~ Sun Tzu

"A leader leads by example not by force." ~ Sun Tzu

"In warfare, there are no constant conditions. He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent will succeed and win." ~ Sun Tzu

"All warfare is based on deception. Therefore, when capable, feign incapacity; when active, inactivity. When near, make it appear that you are far away; when far away, that you are to lure him; feign disorder and strike him. When he concentrates, prepare against him; where he is strong, avoid him. Anger his general and confuse him. Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance." ~ Sun Tzu

"One need not destroy one's enemy. One need only destroy his willingness to engage." ~ Sun Tzu

"When the leader is morally weak and his discipline not strict, when his instructions and guidance are not enlightened, when there are no consistent rules, neighboring rulers will take advantage of this." ~ Sun Tzu

"Swift as the wind. Quiet as the forest. Conquer like the fire. Steady as the mountain" ~ Sun Tzu

"The greatest victory is that which requires no battle." ~ Sun Tzu

"The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary." ~ Sun Tzu

"In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Only one who knows the disastrous effects of a long war can realize the supreme importance of rapidity in bringing it to a close." ~ Sun Tzu

"One mark of a great soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all." ~ Sun Tzu

"Opportunities increase as they are taken." ~ Sun Tzu

"All wars are won or lost before they are ever fought." ~ Sun Tzu

"Correct your mistake as soon as you have found it." ~ Sun Tzu

"Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small." ~ Sun Tzu

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." ~ Sun Tzu

"Sweat more during peace: bleed less during war" ~ Sun Tzu

"Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm" ~ Sun Tzu

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death." ~ Sun Tzu

"A warrior who is prepared to fight must also be prepared to die." ~ Sun Tzu

"Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack." ~ Sun Tzu

"Kill one, terrify a thousand." ~ Sun Tzu

"If your enemy is superior, evade him" ~ Sun Tzu

"Weak leadership can wreck the soundest strategy" ~ Sun Tzu