12. The Attack by Fire


Hence the saying: The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources.

Tu Mu quotes the following from the SAN LUEH, ch. 2: "The warlike prince controls his soldiers by his authority, kits them together by good faith, and by rewards makes them serviceable. If faith decays, there will be disruption; if rewards are deficient, commands will not be respected."

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