„Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.“

—  Sun Tzu, Chapter X · Terrain, 視卒如愛子,故可與之俱死。
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視卒如愛子,故可與之俱死。

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„Sons, the event proves that your fathers were brave men; for we might have lived dishonourably, but have preferred to die honourably rather than bring you and your children into disgrace, and rather than dishonour our own fathers and forefathers“

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