Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy's unreadiness, make your way by unexpected routes, and attack unguarded spots.— Sun Tzu
Informative Unready quotations
There is nothing so unready as readiness of wit.
Self-defense...is the only honourable course where there is unreadiness for self-immolation.
In the dark I rest, unready for the light which dawns day after day, eager to be shared. Black silk, shelter me. I need more of the night before I open eyes and heart to illumination. I must still grow in the dark like a root not ready, not ready at all.
Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets;
for there are few wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say.
In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people;
for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out.
The Jews have opened fire, and they are unready to begin a war.
Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets, for there are few wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say.
The message of Jesus has proved ineffective because the environment was unready to receive it.
Bounds should be set To ingenuity for being so cruel In bringing change unheralded on the unready.
The Democratic Party is that amazing thing, out of power for six years and yet exhausted. They're pale, tired, and unready. Too bad, since it's their job to be an alternative, not an embarrassment.
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I should say: "Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will." Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy's unreadiness, make your way by unexpected routes, and attack unguarded spots.