rope a dope

3 ali foreman


can camouflage

a powerful intent. Timidity

can conceal iron will.

Fragility can mask




the superior warrior

lures and deceives, falls back

and then surges, drawing the opponent

this way and that into the path of his

strikes. His emphasis is not on the

effect of one movement, but

rather the weight of his




uses his soldiers

like a multitude of arrows

and stones, sometimes keeping

them still, sometimes releasing them

in a terrible storm, like boulders

hurtling down a steep mountain.

This is the way to shape

energy in war.


from The Art of War, Chapter V


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