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A well organized army unafraid of obstacles Is a ruler's greatest of all possessions. Only seasoned armies show courage in dire straits, To stand fearless despite decimation. So what if an army of rats roar like the sea? The hiss of a cobra will silence it. A true army has a long tradition of valour And knows neither defeat nor desertion. A capable army stands together and defies Even if yama attacks in fury. Valour, honour, tradition of chivalry and credibility; These four alone are an army's safeguards. An army should withstand and confound The foe's tactics, and advance. Even if lacking in virtue of offence and defence, An army can gain fame by virtue of its size An army can triumph if it is free from diminution, Irrevocable aversion and poverty. However many and solid the soldiers, An army without a chief will lose its way.