The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting. - Sun Tzu

The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting.

by Sun Tzu

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