Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sun Tzu Quotes and Sayings

Sun Tzu pronounced [suən˥ tsz̩˨˩˦]. Sun is his family name, and Tzu is an honorific in classic Chinese, roughly equivalent to Sir, or the Learned Gentleman. His given name is Wu (武). His style name is Changqing (長卿). Sun Tzu is traditionally believed to be the author of The Art of War, sometimes called the Sun Tzu, an influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy considered to be a prime example of Taoist strategy. Sun has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as an author of the Art of War and as a legendary figure. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Sun's The Art of War grew in popularity and saw practical use in Western society, and his work has continued to influence both Asian and Western culture and politics.

Some sayings and quotes by Sun Tzu

All warfare is based on deception.

If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
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