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I Love This Quote, What Do You Think?

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake”

Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821

I love this quote because it has a Taoist philosophy behind it. Though I doubt Napoleon knew that. This saying is the perfect example of how inaction and stillness often work in our favor.
What do you think?

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  1. My Friend Jen who does not have an account here on google has this to say…Jenny, very apt quote especially when we live in a society where certain kinds of &quot;obvious&quot; actions are valued over seeming &quot;inaction.&quot; Actually, it seems that the &quot;inaction&quot; here is a more profound kind of action that requires meditative force and control. Hope you are well!<br /><br />

  2. Jen, I agree with you but I might have a slighly different slant because of my martial arts background. <br /><br />In this quote, one can really see the Daoist concept of wuwei (nonaction) that involves knowing when not to act or when to act. However to me, it is all about being in balance – the proportion of yin and yang, and the way the two combine with each other. Yes, as in this quote,

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