Sun-Tzu on deception

All warfare is based on deception. Hence, 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. – Sun-Tzu, The Art of War

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    1. It’s about war, but the lessons in it are much more broadly applicable. For example, the phrase “take the high road” comes from The Art of War originally, but we use it for discussions of ethics, debates, and politics at least.

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