Citati iz knjige „The Art of War“ autora Sun Tzu

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.
He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
The secret of getting successful work out of your trained men lies in one nutshell—in the clearness of the instructions they receive.
He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1)
Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2)
cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3)
a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4)
a delicacy of honour which is sensitive to shame;
(5)
over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war.
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration.
The proper season is when the weather is very dry; the special days are those when the moon is in the constellations of the Sieve, the Wall, the Wing or the Cross-bar; for these four are all days of rising wind.
If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in.
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.
Sun Tzu: "If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. But if his orders ARE clear, and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers."
Your surviving spy must be a man of keen intellect, though in outward appearance a fool; of shabby exterior, but with a will of iron. He must be active, robust, endowed with physical strength and courage; thoroughly accustomed to all sorts of dirty work, able to endure hunger and cold, and to put up with shame and ignominy.
If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in.
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
When the officers are too strong and the common soldiers too weak, the result is COLLAPSE
cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays
Hostile armies may face each other for years, striving for the victory which is decided in a single day. This being so, to remain in ignorance of the enemy's condition simply because one grudges the outlay of a hundred ounces of silver in honours and emoluments, is the height of inhumanity.
Therefore soldiers must be treated in the first instance with humanity, but kept under control by means of iron discipline.
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
Hence the skillful fighter puts himself into a position which makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for defeating the enemy.
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