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  1. 夫霸王之兵伐大國則其衆不得聚威加於敵則其交不得合
  2. 是故不爭天下之交不養天下之權信己之私威加於敵故其城可拔其國可隳


54. When a warlike prince attacks a powerful state, his generalship shows itself in preventing the concentration of the enemy's forces. He overawes his opponents, and their allies are prevented from joining against him.

55. Hence he does not strive