In joining battle, seek the quick victory ... I have heard tell of a foolish haste,
but I have yet to see a case of cleverly dragging on the hostilities. There never
has been a state that has benefited from an extended war.
Any deviation from this attitude represents military adventurism, and is
outrightly condemned. "...one who takes pleasure in military affairs shall
ultimately perish, while one who seeks to profit from victory shall incur disgrace."