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The 48 Laws Of Power

The secret methods to getting what you want

Book By: Robert Greene
Publishing Year: 1998

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The 48 Laws of Power is a book by Robert Greene. He first thought about writing a book when he was a writer in Hollywood. This book explains to us how leaders act and behave in certain circumstances. This book helps us learn some valuable lessons, that some of the greatest leaders of our times had to learn the hard way. Robert Greene has also taken inspiration from the philosophies of Carl Von Clausewitz, Machiavelli, and other influential leaders.

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The 48 Laws Of Power Quotes

30 of the best quotes from The 48 Laws Of Power Book

  1. Never Outshine the Master
  2. - Robert Greene
  3. Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends, Learn How to Use Enemies
  4. - Robert Greene
  5. Conceal Your Intentions
  6. - Robert Greene
  7. Always Say Less Than Necessary
  8. - Robert Greene
  9. So Much Depends on Reputation—Guard It With Your Life
  10. - Robert Greene
  11. Court Attention at All Costs
  12. - Robert Greene
  13. Get Others to Do the Work for You, But Always Take the Credit
  14. - Robert Greene
  15. Make Other People Come to You—Use Bait if Necessary
  16. - Robert Greene
  17. Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Argument
  18. - Robert Greene
  19. Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky
  20. - Robert Greene
  21. Learn to Keep People Dependent on You
  22. - Robert Greene
  23. Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm Your Victim
  24. - Robert Greene
  25. When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to Their Mercy or Gratitude
  26. - Robert Greene
  27. Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy
  28. - Robert Greene
  29. Crush Your Enemy Totally
  30. - Robert Greene
  31. Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor
  32. - Robert Greene
  33. Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
  34. - Robert Greene
  35. Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself— Isolation is Dangerous
  36. - Robert Greene
  37. Know Who You’re Dealing With— Don’t Offend the Wrong Person
  38. - Robert Greene
  39. Do Not Commit to Anyone
  40. - Robert Greene
  41. Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker— Appear Dumber Than Your Mark
  42. - Robert Greene
  43. Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power
  44. - Robert Greene
  45. Concentrate Your Forces
  46. - Robert Greene
  47. Play the Perfect Courtier
  48. - Robert Greene
  49. When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity... you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others
  50. - Robert Greene
  51. If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.
  52. - Robert Greene
  53. Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent
  54. - Robert Greene
  55. Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life’s artwork, and you must craft it, hone it, and display it with the care of an artist.
  56. - Robert Greene
  57. Never waste valuable time, or mental peace of mind, on the affairs of others—that is too high a price to pay.
  58. - Robert Greene
  59. Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.
  60. - Robert Greene