It takes a certain kind of badass to be relevant for thousands of years. Sun Tzu is that badass. Even after more than 2,500 years after his death, he’s still regarded as one of the most brilliant military strategists ever. The philosophy found in his legendary “how-to-attain-ultimate-victory” book The Art of War has heavily influenced much of the developed world and beyond. In fact, Sun Tzu’s wisdom still works today, even including some less violent life hacks, like how to lead and succeed. Don’t believe us? Check out a few of his pro tip quotes that still prove true to modern day.
“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem 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.”