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  •  Grasshopper learned well. (3+ / 0-)
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    KJB Oregon, lanshark, SeaTurtle

    Yes, Sun Tsu would be very proud.  Maybe we were too quick to judge this debate as a failure?

    I stole some of Sun Tsu's quotes from

    Listen to the master:
    - If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

    - All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.

    - All war is deception.

    - The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.

    - The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.

    - He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

    - Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.

    - Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

    - Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.

    - The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

    - You have to believe in yourself.

    Thank you Sun Tsu, and thank you SeaTurtle for pointing it out (wish I could rec. you more than 1).

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