The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.


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interpretive transposition: in life's trials, rely not on the likelihood of problems not coming, but on our own readiness to receive them; not on the chance of them debilitating us, but rather on the fact that we have made our mental disposition unassailable.
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