There is no instance of a country having benefitted from prolonged warfare.
c.500-320 BC TheArt ofWar, ch.2,'WagingWar', section 6 (translated byJames Clavell,1981).
The art of war is of vital importance to the state.SunTzu
All warfare is based on deception.SunTzu
Know the enemyand know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated.SunTzu
Avictoriousgeneral isabletomakehissoldiersfight with the effect of pent-up waters which, suddenly released, plunge into a bottomless abyss.SunTzu
The business of a general is to kick away the ladder behind soldiers when they have climbed up a height.SunTzu
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect the countryand do good service to his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.SunTzu
There is no place where espionage is not possible.SunTzu
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.SunTzu