Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu (Chinese strategist and philosopher, 6th-5th Century BCE)

“War is
A grave affair of state;
It is a place
Of life and death,
A road
To survival and extinction,
A matter
To be pondered carefully.”

  • Quote from The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Chapter 1), translated by John Minford (Penguin Classics, 2009. The battle cross picture was photographed after the D-Day invasion of Normandy; it is Public Domain and housed in the Archive Normandy 1939-1945. The image of Sun Tzu (made transparent) is from a statue of Sun Tzu in China photographed by Flickr user Kanegen (Licensed CC 2.0).


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