Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
I used to take on trust a man’s deeds after having listened to his words. Now having listened to a man’s words I go on to observe his deeds.
If you do not take opportunity to advance and reward the deserving, your subordinates will not carry out your commands, and disaster will ensue.
In the end, The treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.
Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is intellectual death.
Never venture, never win!
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons
Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.
The general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations.
The one-legged creature is envious of the millipede; the millipede is envious of the snake; the snake is envious of the wind; the wind is envious of the eye; the eye is envious of the heart.
The way of heaven is to help and not harm.