Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war. But helplessness induces hopelessness.

Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.

creating success is a tug of war between your mind and your heart-your fears and your dreams. if your fears win, you lose.

“In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns.”

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

“who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits”

There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.

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

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

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

The first way to lose a state is to neglect the art of war; the first way to gain a state is to be skilled in the art of war.

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

War is not so to be avoided, but is only deferred to your disadvantage.

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

War should be the only study of a prince. he should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.