Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The wise warrior avoids the battle.
Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm.
One mark of a great soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all.
Who wishes to fight must first count the cost.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.