7.25

Chapter: Maneuvering

7.25

Translation:

The host thus forming a single united body, is it impossible either for the brave to advance alone, or for the cowardly to retreat alone. This is the art of handling large masses of men.

Commentary

When people form a group, they act as a ‘herd’, along with the herd mentality that impels them to act in the same way as others around them.

Hence a large group can be moved by a small group within. This is how leadership can happen.