The Art of War in Star Trek 

The Art of War in Star Trek – some Master Sun (Sun Tzu) Quotes with Star Trek Videos – Enjoy!


“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” 

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” 

“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” 

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” 

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” 

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity” 

“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”

“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.” 

“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.” 

“The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.” 

“When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.” 

“When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.” 

“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.” 

“who wishes to fight must first count the cost” 

“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” 

Studying the Art of War you begin to realise that many scifi movies and series have elements of the teachings of Master Sun – if you know of any other movies/series let me know 🙂

May the force be with you…

(Sorry – Live Long & Prosper)

Mohammed Abbasi

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