„Tis a well-known fact that a man is either skilled in matters of loving or matters of war. ’Tis obvious that fighting is your skill.“

—  Maya Banks
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Maya Banks
auteur de romans sentimentaux
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„Articulation is the tongue-tied’s fighting.“

—  Tony Harrison British writer 1937
"On Not Being Milton", line 13; from From the School of Eloquence, and Other Poems (London: Rex Collings, 1978).

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„For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 avant J.-C.
Variant translations Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. 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.

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„For 'tis impossible
Hate to return with love.“

—  Vittorio Alfieri Italian dramatist and poet 1749 - 1803
Polinice, II, 4; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 464.

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„How keen in war your swords!
But now 'tis wisdom's turn;
Now let your rivals learn
How keen can be your words.“

—  Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363
Context: The trial that begins Awards to him who wins The fairest prize to-day. And lo, the hour is here And summons you. Appear! Ye may no more delay. Come hear the herald's call Ye princes one and all. Many tribes of men Submissive to you then! How keen in war your swords! But now 'tis wisdom's turn; Now let your rivals learn How keen can be your words.

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„And therefore those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle and are not brought there by him.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 avant J.-C.

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„When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.“

—  John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
Widely attributed on the Internet to John Ruskin; see this Google search https://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=%2B%22When+love+and+skill+work+together%2C+expect+a+masterpiece.%22+%2B%22John+Ruskin%22+-%22Charles+Reade%22&oq=%2B%22When+love+and+skill+work+together%2C+expect+a+masterpiece.%22+%2B%22John+Ruskin%22+-%22Charles+Reade%22&gs_l=serp.12...143064.148395.0.150598.2.2.0.0.0.0.108.196.1j1.2.0....0...1c.1.64.serp..0.0.0.JURsIFvRl34 for thousands of pages containing the quote AND "John Ruskin" but NOT "Charles Reade". This is actually from Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade.

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