Sun Tzu


Sun Tzu (sayings recorded c. 6th-3rd century BCE)

“Excessive rewards
Are a sign
Of desperation.

Excessive punishments
Are a sign
Of exhaustion.”

This quote comes from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War (Chapter Nine), translated by John Minford (Penguin Classics edition, 2009). The terracotta warriors were photographed by Kevin Poh and published under the CC 2.0 license

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