Monday, September 6, 2010

Range Quote of the Day

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness.
Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness.
Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
Sun Tzu - The Art of War

6 comments:

John B said...

My philosophy is simpler.
Just do enough so your opponents say.

You don' wanna mess wit' him.
Dat Em-Effer be crazy!

I'm sure that's tucked away somewhere in The Art of War!

WV = weaselet... A junior level staffer?

Keads said...

"...the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him..."

Lorimor said...

Directing fate with a suppressed MP5? No way that can be done!

Groundhog said...

While I appreciate the subtleties that Mr. Tzu is espousing, subtle is just not me. I only have one principle of warfare. OVERKILL!

Onkel Brumla said...

Suppressed GSG in .22? Even more fate-not-directing!
This quote works for me:
When we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear 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.

Old NFO said...

Good quote and oh so appropriate... :-)