Sun Tzu quote about deception from The Art of War - All warfare is based on deception.
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All warfare is based on deception.
 Sun Tzu, The Art of War (5th century BC). copy citation

Author Sun Tzu
Source The Art of War
Topic deception warfare
Date 5th century BC
Language English
Note Translated by Lionel Giles


“While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules.
17. According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one's plans.
18. All warfare is based on deception.
19. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” source

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