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I Love This Quote, What Do You Think?

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?

Posted By: tcm007 on November 15, 2009
Tcm007 said...
Colman Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I love it. You made a sometimes difficult concept very understandable.
November 16, 2009, 4:18 pm
cfink144 said...
Jen, I agree with you but I might have a slighly different slant because of my martial arts background.

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,
November 16, 2009, 12:59 pm
Tcm007 said...
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 "obvious" actions are valued over seeming "inaction." Actually, it seems that the "inaction" here is a more profound kind of action that requires meditative force and control. Hope you are well!

November 15, 2009, 7:30 pm
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