Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
If the mind is willing, the flesh could go on and on without many things.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler’s bidding.
A wise general makes a point of foraging of the enemy.
All war is deception.
Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Who wishes to fight must first count the cost.
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.