A fool will sacrifice their honor to win a battle. A conqueror will maintain their honor until they have won the war.
A fool’s greatest enemy is not their adversary; it is the haunting evidence of their treachery in previous battles.
The honorable evolve with the patience of fine wine while the foolish are dying on the vine.
The only question is, are we willing to fight for what we believe until we have nothing left, even if that means facing our death.
“23. Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight.
If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve. Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.”
Sun Tzu “The Art of War”