Defense: the best offense

Defense is the best offense: let the enemy make mistakes by rushing into battle and outwit them by remaining cool-headed in the face of their attack.

Harness your people’s potential by giving them the opportunities to use their abilities rather than constraining them with unnecessary rules and restrictions. Results will naturally follow.

Great military commanders are not warlike.
Great soldiers do not get angry.
Great conquerors do not engage with the enemy.
Great leaders place themselves below their people.
This is called the virtue of non-competition.
This is called harnessing people’s strength.
This is called the union with Heaven;
The supreme principle of the ancients.

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