Monday, August 16, 2010

Bon mot for the week (Sun Tzu is crap series)

"He that fights and runs away, lives to fight another day."

Sun Tzu (ostensibly 6th Century BCE, but probably legendary)

"He that fights and runs away, didn't run away quick enough."


[And what do you mean, "Sun Tzu never said that"? It's just the kind of trite truism he would have said; rather more insightful, in fact, than most of the supposed 'wisdom' that's come down to us from him.]


JES said...

Do you really have a Sun Tzu is crap series?!? Why haven't I seen this before? My esteem for you just climbed another notch or two!

Froog said...

Well, I've grumbled on here more than once about how overrated Sun Tzu is. Although you might have to do one of your clever searches, since I think it might have been in the comments rather than in the body of a post.

The Sun Tzu is crap series starts here, today. More soon.