When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.

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

To a surrounded enemy, you must leave a way of escape.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.

Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.

The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.

It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.

War - an act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. when there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.