Born Died Occupation Ethnicity Subjects

c. 544 BC (traditional) c. 496 BC (traditional) Military commander Chinese Military strategy

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The Art of War

If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete. - Sun Tzu Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted. - Sun Tzu

to shatter and destroy it is not so good. and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack. -Sun Tzu the Art of War Quote Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend.Sun Tzu art . So.In the practical art of war. too. the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact. . it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it.

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