Sept. 3, 2009
@ The Basement • Nashville, TN
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.
The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities. It is best to win without fighting.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare.All warfare is based on deception.