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    Chapter 4 contains several important strategic practices that are based on the play of paired concepts. For example,

      In the past the skilled first made themselves invincible to await the enemy's vincibility.
      Invincibility lies in oneself.
      Vincibility lies in the enemy.
      Thus the skilled can make themselves invincible.
      They cannot cause the enemy's vincibility.

    And:

      The victorious military is first victorious and after that does battle.
      The defeated military first does battle and after that seeks victory.

     

 

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