Those who are skilled in combat do notbecome angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.— Zhuge Liang
The most remarkable Zhuge Liang quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
Opportunistic relationships can hardly be kept constant.
The acquaintance of honorable people, even at a distance, does not add flowers in times of warmth and does not change its leaves in times of cold: it continues unfading through the four seasons, becomes increasingly stable as it passes through ease and danger.
To overcome the intelligent by folly is contrary to the natural order of things;
to overcome the foolish by intelligence is in accord with the natural order. To overcome the intelligent by intelligence, however, is a matter of opportunity.
Do the unexpected, attack the unprepared.
Good generals select intelligent officers, thoughtful advisors, and brave subordinates. They oversee their troops like a fierce tiger with wings.
The loss of any army is always caused by underestimating the enemy.
Therefore gather information and watch the enemy carefully.
There is no greater weapon than a prepared mind.
Nothing is harder to see into thanpeoples nature.
The sage looks at subtle phenomena and listens tosmall voices. This harmonizes the outside with the inside and the inside with the outside.
The wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.
Strength is but one aspect of power.
First organize the inner, then organize the outer .
.. First organize the great, then organize the small. First organize yourself, and then organize others.
What loss is there in dignity, what worry is there of failure?
Battles are not won by strength alone!
An enlightened ruler doesnot worry about people not knowing him; he worriesabout not knowing people.