The Art Of War is an unforgettable military classic from far east that includes strategies which are not only usefull in warfare but in everyday life.
We live in a century where survival of the fittest still applies in a form where those who possess the highest power and reputation thrives and reigns. These are some of the quotations which are highly applicable to our daily battle.
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”
“Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem 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”
“Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him”
“If he is taking his ease, give him no rest”
“Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are
“All warfare is based on deception”
“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”
“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”
“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”