„And therefore those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle and are not brought there by him.“

—  Sun Tzu

Originál: (zh) 故善战者,至人而不至于人。
Zdroj: The Art of War, Chapter VI · Weaknesses and Strengths

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Variant translations
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