50 Greatest Quotes About Strategy
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.
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'.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Great results, can be achieved with small forces.
who wishes to fight must first count the cost.
Study the past if you would define the future.
Mission defines strategy, and strategy defines structure.
Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.
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.
Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.
Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength.
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.
Rewards for good service should not be deferred a single day.
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.
Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.
Weak leadership can wreck the soundest strategy.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary.
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.
Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.
He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy.
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.
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Pretend to be weak, so your enemy may grow arrogant.
You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.
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.
Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.
Strategy is figuring out what not to do.
Appeals to the past are among the commonest of strategies in interpretations of the present.
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy.
If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.
Rotten bosses don't get better. Any strategy that assumes they can is doomed.
Life is about strategy nottragedy. Make the best one.
If anyone accuses me of lying, I'll simply say I'm not lying, which is just an extension of the overall lying strategy.
We need a better strategy to achieve the national goal of a stable population, healthier and better educated.