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  1. 聚三軍之衆投之於險此謂將軍之事也
  2. 九地之變屈伸之利人情之理不可不察也
  3. 凡為客之道,深則專,淺則散
  4. 去國越境而師者絶地也四達者衢地也


40. To muster his host and bring it into danger: — this may be termed the business of the general.

41. The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; the expediency of aggressive or defensive tactics; and the fundamental laws of human nature: these are things that must most certainly be studied.

42. When invading hostile territory, the general principle is, that penetrating deeply brings cohesion; penetrating but a short way means dispersion.

43. When you leave your own country behind, and take your army across neighbouring territory, you find yourself on critical ground.