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Quotes About Strategy

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Oscar Wilde
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

Napoléon Bonaparte
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Baltasar Gracián
“Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.”
Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Sun Tzu
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Sun Tzu
“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 Art of War

Confucius
“Study the past if you would define the future.”
Confucius

Sun Tzu
“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Baltasar Gracián
“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”
Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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, The Art of War

Sun Tzu
“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Patricia McCormick
“Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.”
Patricia McCormick, Cut

Sun Tzu
“If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Sun Tzu
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”
Sun Tzu, A Arte da Guerra

Napoléon Bonaparte
“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Tsugumi Ohba
“No one can tell what is righteous and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil.”
Tsugumi Ohba

Orson Scott Card
“I need you to be clever, Bean. I need you to think of solutions to problems we haven't seen yet. I want you to try things that no one has ever tried because they're absolutely stupid.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Jonathan Stroud
“Can you define "plan" as "a loose sequence of manifestly inadequate observations and conjectures, held together by panic, indecision, and ignorance"? If so, it was a very good plan.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Ring of Solomon

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

Theodore Roosevelt
“Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.”
Colin Powell

Criss Jami
“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”
Criss Jami

Sun Tzu
“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Sun Tzu
“When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteoousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders'.”
Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu
“who wishes to fight must first count the cost”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy's cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this. If you think only of hitting, springing, striking or touching the enemy, you will not be able actually to cut him.”
Musashi Miyamoto, The Book of Five Rings

Sun Tzu
“Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Michael E. Porter
“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. ”
Michael E. Porter

“When you decide to attack, keep calm and dash in quickly, forestalling the enemy...attack with a feeling of constantly crushing the enemy, from first to last.”
Musashi Miyamoto, A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy

Sun Tzu
“Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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