Sun Tzu
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"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.

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You have to believe in yourself.

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

Let your plans be dark and as impenetratable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.