7.28

Chapter: Maneuvering 7.28
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Translation:

Now a soldier’s spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is bent only on returning to camp.

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Commentary

Rest improves spirit. A good breakfast helps too. After a day of marching or fighting, spirits flag. Even a day of inaction can make soldiers listless and depressed.