Sun Tzu

…would advise that if you’re about to enter into a long and difficult war, it is unwise to divert resources and energy toward actions that although they may be correct and the right thing to do may distract both from the potency and planning of the the acquiring of your main objective. In this context, it is more honorable for the common good, if your war is necessary, to do away with the distraction to ensure victory and to protect your troops.

Which is another way of saying…any kerfuffle witnessed here tonight should now be resolved and I have learned a valuable lesson as to the limits of my energy and my resources.

But I’d also imagine Sun Tzu had a long, long memory.


  1. Ennis Drake says

    “To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

    Or, perhaps . . .

    “He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.”

    — Sun Tzu

  2. says

    How about:

    “Treat me good and I’ll treat you better. Treat me bad and I’ll treat you worse.” — Sonny Barger, founder of the Oakland Chapter of the Hell’s Angels