β€œIt is the business of a general to be quiet and thus ensure secrecy; upright and just, and thus maintain order.”

β€œA clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return. This is the art of studying moods.”

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.