„An eastern contemporary, with a grain of wisdom in its wit, says that "when the whites win a fight, it is a victory, and when the Indians win it, it is a massacre."“

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The Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer (1890 and 1891)

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Variant translations
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The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting.
Original: (zh_Hant) 是故百戰百勝,非善之善者也;不戰而屈人之兵,善之善者也。
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Variante: Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
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