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The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The art of war Book Review by Sun Tzu

One of my mentors Mr. Irai Anbu IAS, stated this book in many places. So wanted to read this book. This book was written by the greatest Chinese warrior Sun Tzu. I read a translated book in English. It is a small book around 150 pages only. At first I thought It is completely related to warfare. Though it speaks about Warfare, we can relate it to our day to day life, career, sports, and anything. It tells how to plan, how to execute, how to defeat the battles in real life. I highly recommend this book to everyone. One thing I like most about this book is

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

There are 100s of variations of this book. But this one is very simple. You can download the Book from HERE.

A few quotes I like in this Book:

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

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

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”

“who wishes to fight must first count the cost”

“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.”

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

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

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

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