• If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I should say: "Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will." Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy's unreadiness, make your way by unexpected routes, and attack unguarded spots.

    Sun Tzu, Wu Qi, Wei Liao, Sima Rangju, Jiang Ziya (2017). “The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China”, p.139, Arcturus Publishing