Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare #16

June 19, 2016

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“Thus the momentum of one skilled in war is overwhelming, and his attack precisely regulated. His potential is that of a fully drawn crossbow; his timing, the release of the trigger.”

(The Art of War, Chapter V, Strategic power)

Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist (c. 544 BC-c. 496 BCE)

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Art is long, life is short

February 14, 2016

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“Ὁ βίος βραχύς,
ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή,
ὁ δὲ καιρὸς ὀξύς,
ἡ δὲ πεῖρα σφαλερή,
ἡ δὲ κρίσις χαλεπή.”

(Ἱπποκράτης, ΑΦΟΡΙΣΜΟΙ, ΤΜΗΜΑ ΠΡΩΤΟΝ, 1)

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“Vita brevis,
ars longa,
occasio praeceps,
experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile.”

(Hippocrates, Aphorismi 1.1)

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“Life is short,
art is long,
opportunity is fleeting,
experience is perilous,
decision is difficult.”

(Aphorismi, section one, 1)

Hippocrates, Greek physician and philosopher (c. 460 BCE – c. 370 BCE)

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