Book of Five Rings

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Strategy is an art.
To master this art, individual should study other arts too;
Preserve his honor and accumulating experience day after day, hour by hour.
To know ten thousand things, know one well. Too much is the same as not enough.
Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists.
Master of Strategy does not hurry. He makes rapid steps, not hurrying.  There is more than one path to the top of the mountain.
 The ultimate aim art of strategy is do not use it, and to teach it.
Apply strategies broadly, correctly and openly.

Miyamoto Musashi