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  •  and my personal favorite (4.00)
    "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."
    •  so appropriate (4.00)
      "If we wish to fight, the enemy can be forced to an engagement even though he be sheltered behind a high rampart and a deep ditch.

      All we need do is attack some other place that he will be obliged to relieve.

      If we do not wish to fight, we can prevent the enemy from engaging us even though the lines of our encampment be merely traced out on the ground.

      All we need do is to throw something odd and unaccountable in his way."

      •  one more (4.00)
        The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
        •  this may not be (4.00)
          as esteemed as Sun Tzu, but I love the phrase that goes like this:
          "I refuse to go into a battle of wits against an unarmed man (woman)!"  
          The unarmed person would definitely be the spoonfed, puppeteered, taken for walks and curbed cretin-in-chief!!!  A newborn babe has more synapses that click vs. "mr. cocaine-and-martini C-grade student"!!!
          Can you tell I am just a wee bit annoyed that THIS is our supposed "leader"?  He couldn't lead the way through a buffet line w/o an earpiece and a sherpa guide.
          For the love!
          Elspeth
        •  My favorite (none)
          "Attention is destiny."

          Yes, it is.

          War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

          by Margot on Tue Aug 16, 2005 at 11:59:02 PM PDT

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