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How do you understand the expression that the wise win before they fight?


There are plenty of expressions about winning or losing, for example 1) "The war does not determine who is right. It only determines who is left", 2) "You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake" Jeanette Rankin and so forth. How do you understand the following: "Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win." ~Zhuge Liang

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    kallini2010 3 years ago

    I agree with your answer, but we all know that the property of language is that the expressions take flight on its own regardless of the context of their creation. Nowadays, we win by seducing, not by using landmines.


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    Tom Ware (Tusitala Tom) 6 months ago

    If we assume a campaign is a 'fight,' we assume more than just resistance. We assume counter-attack. As Mother Teresa is reputed to have said, I won't fight against .......but I will work for........ The meaning? Fighting weakens us.

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