"Sun Tzu" was a Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn Period of ancient China. The name he is best known by is actually an Chinese honorifics/honorific which means "Master Sun (surname)/Sun": His birth name was "Sun Wu" and he was known outside of his family by his courtesy name "Changqing". He is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, an extremely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy. Sun Tzu has had a significant impact on history of China/Chinese and Asian history and Culture of Asia/culture, both as the author of The Art of War and as a legendary historical figure.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous philosophers! More Sun Tzu on Wikipedia.