So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. This is the art of studying moods.
This is simply bringing anarchy into the army, and flinging victory away. Thank you, Sun Tzu! Then the most penetrating spies cannot pry in nor can the wise lay plans against you.
It presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. After crossing a river, you should get far away from it. Furthermore, I do not have well-trained officers. While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules.
This is my reason for writing and exegeses on the Art of War. If his forces are united, separate them. Feign disorder, and crush him. Swampy, mountainous, flat, etc. Amid the turmoil and tumult of battle, there may be seeming disorder and yet no real disorder at all; amid confusion and chaos, your array may be without head or tail, yet it will be proof against defeat.
Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content. If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: The Rhetoric of Parsimony",  warfare is "used as a metaphor for rhetoric, and that both are philosophically based arts.
Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: Against this, Sawyer argues that the teachings of Sun Wu were probably taught to succeeding generations in his family or a small school of disciples, which eventually included Sun Bin.
The stronger men will be in front, the jaded ones will fall behind, and on this plan only one-tenth of your army will reach its destination.
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Sun Tzu (孫子 Sūn Zǐ; c. 6th century BCE) was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and East Asian philosophy and military thinking; also known as Sun Wu (孫武; Sūn Wǔ.Download