"'War is more than prowess on the field, . . . War is, at its crux, deception.'
'Deception?' Jardir asked.
Khevat nodded. 'As you might feint with your spear, so too must the wise leader misdirect his foe before battle is ever joined. When strong, he must appear weak. When weak, he must seem ready to fight. When near enough to strike, he must seem too far to threaten. When regrouping, he must make his enemies believe attack is imminent. It is thus he makes the enemy waste their strength while husbanding his own.'
Jardir cocked his head. 'Is it not more honorable to meet the enemy head on?' . . .
'There is no greater honor than victory and to achieve victory, you must seize every advantage, great and small. This is the essence of war, and war is the essence of all things.'"
P.S. This is why I don't often use the microphone function:
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