Sun Tzu Famous Quotes

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

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. – Sun Tzu

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. – Sun Tzu

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

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

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu

To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy. – Sun Tzu

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

The art of war is of vital importance to the state. – Sun Tzu

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. – Sun Tzu

The good fighters of old put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then wait for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. – Sun Tzu

When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move. – Sun Tzu

The greatest defense is to attack. – Sun Tzu

If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. – 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

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? – Sun Tzu

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. – Sun Tzu

One may know how to conquer without being able to do it. – Sun Tzu

The greatest warriors are not the ones who always win, but the ones who never defeat themselves. – Sun Tzu

When weak, feign strength. – Sun Tzu

If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. – Sun Tzu

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious. – Sun Tzu

The wise warrior avoids the battle that is already lost. – Sun Tzu

When the enemy is in turmoil, take advantage of it and move in. – Sun Tzu

A wise ruler sets clear objectives and knows how to achieve them. – Sun Tzu

A leader leads by example, not by force. – Sun Tzu

The skillful leader subdues the enemy’s troops without any fighting. – Sun Tzu

The greatest triumphs are those achieved without shedding a drop of blood. – Sun Tzu

Success in war is determined by the strategy, not the weapons. – Sun Tzu

Know your enemy’s plans and you will not be deceived by their actions. – Sun Tzu

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. – Sun Tzu

To win a hundred victories in a hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. – Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu teaches that all war is based on deception. – Sun Tzu

Know the enemy’s strengths and weaknesses and you will win every battle. – Sun Tzu

To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. – Sun Tzu

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. – Sun Tzu

Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack. – Sun Tzu

The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy’s will to be imposed on him. – Sun Tzu

Know your enemy as you know yourself, and your victory will not be threatened. – Sun Tzu

He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. – Sun Tzu

To win without fighting is the supreme excellence. – Sun Tzu

The greatest general is not the one who wins battles, but the one who prevents them. – Sun Tzu

If you know your enemy and yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu

When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard. – Sun Tzu

The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him. – Sun Tzu

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