Sun Tzu Quote
He who wishes to fight must first count the cost. When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be dampened. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength.
Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Bilingual Edition Complete Chinese and English Text (ed. Tuttle Publishing, 2012) - ISBN: 9781462905126