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Good generals of ancient times had some overall principles:
- Show people when to proceed and when to withdraw, and people will learn regulation.
- Array them on the lines rightly and justly, and people will be orderly.
- Show respect for them by your judgments, and people will be enthusiastic.
- Motivate them with rewards and penalties, and people will be trusting.
order, enthusiasm, and trust are the overall principles of generals, by which they are able to ensure victory in battle.