Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast….Of course, slowness is bad. Really skillful people never get out of time, and are always deliberate, and never appear busy.
Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
In strategy your spiritual bearing must not be any different from normal. Both in fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased.
Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
When you have attained the way of strategy there will be nothing that you cannot understand. You will see the way in everything.
Strategy is the craft of the warrior.
Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast.
There is timing in everything. Timing in strategy cannot be mastered without a great deal of practice.
In all forms of strategy, it is necessary to maintain the combat stance in everyday life and to make your everyday stance your combat stance.
If you do not look at things on a large scale, it will be difficult to master strategy.
Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is ...
When you cannot be deceived by men you will have realised the wisdom of strategy.
Speed is not part of the true Way of strategy. Speed implies that things seem fast or slow, according to whether or not they are in rhythm. Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast.
Cutting down the enemy is the way of strategy, and there is no need for many refinements of it.
If there is a Way involving the spirit of not being defeated, to help oneself and gain honour, it is the Way of Strategy.
Thirdly, the gentleman warrior, carrying the weaponry of his way. The way of the warrior is to master the virtue of his weapons. If a gentleman dislikes strategy he will not appreciate the benefit of weaponry, so must he not have a little taste for this?
The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy's useful actions but allow his useless actions
The warrior is different in that studying the Way of strategy is based on overcoming men
Immature strategy is the cause of grief.
In contests of strategy it is bad to be led about by the enemy. You must always be able to lead the enemy about.
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