Robert Greene Quotes

Who is Robert Greene?

Robert Greene is an American author known for 'The 48 Laws of Power', 'Mastery', 'The Laws of Human Nature' and 'The Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power'.

Born May 14, 1959

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Best 75 Quotes by Robert Greene | Page 1 of 3

“An appeal to the emotions is far more powerful than an appeal to reason.”

Robert Greene

“An enemy who does not respect you will grow bold, and boldness makes even the smallest animal dangerous.”

Robert Greene

“Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect.”

Robert Greene

“Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect.”

Robert Greene

“Confidence is important, but if it is not based on a realistic appraisal of who you are, it is mere grandiosity and smugness.”

Robert Greene

“Do not waste time on things you cannot change or influence.”

Robert Greene

“Eventually, the time that was not spent on learning skills will catch up with you, and the fall will be painful.”

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“Give people options that come out in your favor whichever one they choose.”

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“Giving too much can be a sign of desperation, as if you were trying to buy someone.”

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“If there is something you want but you cannot have, show contempt for it. The less interest you reveal, the more superior you seem.”

Robert Greene

“In a world growing increasingly banal and familiar, what seems enigmatic instantly draws attention. Never make it too clear what you are doing or about to do. Do not show all your cards.”

Robert Greene

“It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.”

Robert Greene

“It is your own bad strategies, not the unfair opponent, that are to blame for your failures. You are responsible for the good and bad in your life.”

Robert Greene

“Know who you're dealing with. Do not offend the wrong person.”

Robert Greene

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“Life has more meaning in the face of Death.”

Robert Greene

“Make people depend on you for their happiness and prosperity and you have nothing to fear. Never teach them enough so that they can do without you.”

Robert Greene

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“You are amazing; let the world see this incredible part of you every day.”

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“Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.”

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“Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious than the bland and timid masses.”

Robert Greene

“Never be afraid of the qualities that set you apart and draw attention to you.”

Robert Greene

“Never discriminate as to whom you study and whom you trust. Never trust anyone completely and study everyone, including friends and loved ones.”

Robert Greene

“Never outshine the master.”

Robert Greene

“Never rush into the waiting arms of the first person who seems to like you. That is not seduction but insecurity.”

Robert Greene

“Never seem to be in a hurry — hurrying betrays a lack of control over yourself and over time. Always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to you eventually.”

Robert Greene

“Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself.”

Robert Greene

“Nothing is stable in the realm of power, and even the closest of friends can be transformed into the worst of enemies.”

Robert Greene

“Only create associations with positive affinities. Make this a rule of life and you will benefit more than from all the therapy in the world.”

Robert Greene

“Read more books than those who have a formal education, developing this into a lifelong habit.”

Robert Greene

“Seduction is a game of attention, of slowly filling the other person’s mind with your presence.”

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“Self-interest is the lever that will move people. Once you make them see how you can in some way meet their needs or advance their cause, their resistance to your requests for help will magically fall away.”

Robert Greene

“The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid and formless as water; never bet on stability or lasting order. Everything changes.”

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