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吾士无余财,非恶货也。无余命,非恶寿也。(If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.)

Sun Tzu, 孙子兵法 Sunzi Bingfa (The Art of War) 

A clear Milky Way and snaking clouds signal fog is near. If you know how earth, sky, yin and yang change, then the sun, moon and stars, the wind, forest, mountains and fire, become soldiers at your command.

Zhuge Liang, 诸葛亮, Red Cliff, 心・戰

师傅领进门,修行在个人[Shī fu lǐng jìn mén, xiū xíng zài gè rén] (Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.)

Chinese Proverb, 諺語 [yànyŭ]

Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive, knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive.

 Sun Tzu, 孙子兵法 Sunzi Bingfa (The Art of War)