Born: c. 544 B.C.
Died: c. 496 B.C.
Occupation: Author, Military General, and Philosopher
Profile: Best known for The Art of War.
Number of Quotes: 4
All war is deception.
The general who wins a battle makes many calculations ... here the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few to defeat.
The successful person has unusual skill at dealing with conflict and ensuring the best outcome for all.
Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.