Ralph D. Sawyer Quotes.

1. "Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

2. "A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return. This is the art of studying moods."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

3. "You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.You can ensure the safety of your defence if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

4. "These are: (1) the Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) the Commander; (5) method and discipline."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

5. "It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

6. "Knowledge of the enemy's dispositions can only be obtained from other men."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

7. "Security against defeat implies defensive tactics; ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

8. "For should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear; should he strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen his left, he will weaken his right; should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left. If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

9. "The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

10. "The consummate leader cultivates the Moral Law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success."
- Ralph D. Sawyer, The Art of War

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