Sun Tzu and the art of war

I was once given a Napoleonic camp bed by a boyfriend (it was a prop used in some movie) and someone told me that Napoleon practised Sun Tzu’s philosophies on war-craft in his campaigns; so I bought a copy of this marvellous and helpful little book and as a young lady I used to lay around on my Napoleonic camp bed drinking Coke and reading Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. The Art of War became a sort of armour and taught me how to get along in life. It is an extraordinary little book and I still pick it up now and then. I still have the Napoleonic camp bed too. Here are some mind-blowing Sun Tzu quotes you might like. There are hundreds!

“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” 

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity” 

“When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.” 

“Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.

And my absolute personal favourite; Sun Tzu’s wonderful quote on patience!

“If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

Stay strong!

Love, Susie x 

Napoleon on his deathbed by Mauzaisse Jean-Baptiste