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  1. 凡此六者敗之道也將之至任不可不察也
  2. 夫地形者兵之助也料敵制勝計險阨遠近上將之道也


20. These are six ways of courting defeat, which must be carefully noted by the general who has attained a responsible post.

21. The natural formation of the country is the soldier's best ally; but a power of estimating the adversary, of controlling the forces of victory, and of shrewdly calculating difficulties, dangers and distances,