He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him.
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.