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Quotation by Sun Tzu
When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
Sun Tzu (6–5th century B.C.), Chinese general. repr., Ed. James Clavell (1981). The Art of War, ch. 9, axiom 38 (c. 490 B.C.).
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