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  1. 犯之以事勿告以言犯之以利勿告以害
  2. 投之亡地然後存陷之死地然後生


and you will be able to handle a whole army as though you had to do with but a single man.


57. Confront your soldiers with the deed itself; never let them know your design. When the outlook is bright, bring it before their eyes; but tell them nothing when the situation is gloomy.

58. Place your army in deadly peril, and it will survive; plunge it into desperate straits, and it will come off in safety.