10.24

Chapter: Terrain 10.24
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Translation:

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

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Commentary

When personal ambition and seeking of glory or promotion takes precedence, the higher goals of victory are lost.

The greatest generals are those who are driven first by higher goals, to serve their rulers and their country.