A wise Chinese master has this to say about the strategies of the warriors of light:
‘Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm.’
‘Do not be ashamed to make a temporary withdrawal from the field if you see that your enemy is stronger than you; it is not winning or losing a single battle that matters.’
‘Even if you are very strong, never be ashamed to feign weakness; this will make your enemy act imprudently and attack too soon.’
‘Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
‘To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
in WARRIOR OF THE LIGHT: A MANUAL