Military Strategy Quotes by Maria V. Snyder, Sun Tzu, Jim Gerlach, Franz Grillparzer, James Keller, Dwight D. Eisenhower and many others.
In keeping with his cryptic nature, all your Story Weaver said was ‘The horses know where to go.’ It’s certainly not a military strategy I would use, but I’ve learned that the south uses its own strategy. And, strangely enough, it works.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
He who wishes to fight must first count the cost
All warfare is based on deception. 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.
Since the events of September 11, weve rightfully changed our military strategy so were now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen.
Know the enemy and know yourself.
Our poetry emulates the recent progress in military strategy: Our army’s strength is the foot soldiers.
If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
My center is giving way, my right is pushed back, my left is wavering. The situation is excellent. I shall attack!
Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
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.
The difficulty of tactical maneuvering consists in turning the devious into the direct, and misfortune into gain.
Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise, for the result is waste of time and general stagnation.
Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.