The Art of War

I recently re-read some of the interesting quotes of Sun Tzu in the Art of War, and I would like to share some of them that are my favorites:

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.

If we don’t understand our motivations then we can get stuck in conflict without even knowing what we want.

The greatest victory is that which requires no battle

In all walks of life, diplomacy should be our first option.

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win

The key is being proactive and mental preparation. It’s better to make yourself fireproof than to see whether or not you can put fires out.