Huo Qubing (c. 140-117 BCE)
“The only thing that matters is how one’s own strategies are going to work. There is no need to study the old-fashioned rules of warfare!”
- A quote attributed to Huo Qubing in the Records of the Grand Historian (Shi Ji, 108) by Sima Qian. Translated by Burton Watson (Columbia University Press, 1993).