50 Greatest Quotes About Strategy

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night. Sun Tzu
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft! Theodore Roosevelt
The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent. Sun Tzu
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard. Sun Tzu
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots. Sun Tzu
When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteoousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders'. Sun Tzu
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. Sun Tzu
Great results, can be achieved with small forces. Sun Tzu
Mission defines strategy, and strategy defines structure. Peter Drucker
Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands. Sun Tzu
When you decide to attack, keep calm and dash in quickly, forestalling the enemy...attack with a feeling of constantly crushing the enemy, from first to last. Miyamoto Musashi
Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack. Sun Tzu
Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength. Sun Tzu
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. Susan Sontag
Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. Sun Tzu
Rewards for good service should not be deferred a single day. Sun Tzu
Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. Miyamoto Musashi
Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. Benjamin Franklin
Weak leadership can wreck the soundest strategy. Sun Tzu
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte
What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. Sun Tzu
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. Sun Tzu
We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary. Friedrich Nietzsche
You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. Alvin Toffler
He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. Sun Tzu
Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option. James Cameron
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. Norman Schwarzkopf
If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy. Alvin Toffler
The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. Sun Tzu
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. Sun Tzu
Pretend to be weak, so your enemy may grow arrogant. Sun Tzu
You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you. Leon Trotsky
Conceal your dispositions, and your condition will remain secret, which leads to victory;  show your dispositions, and your condition will become patent, which leads to defeat. Sun Tzu
The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps. Benjamin Disraeli
Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home. Sun Tzu
Strategy is figuring out what not to do. Steve Jobs
Appeals to the past are among the commonest of strategies in interpretations of the present. Edward Said
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy. Howard Schultz
If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education. Jane Fonda
Rotten bosses don't get better. Any strategy that assumes they can is doomed. Scott Adams
Life is about strategy nottragedy. Make the best one. Tyga
Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory. Douglas MacArthur
If anyone accuses me of lying, I'll simply say I'm not lying, which is just an extension of the overall lying strategy. Mitt Romney
We need a better strategy to achieve the national goal of a stable population, healthier and better educated. Rajiv Gandhi