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

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

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

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“Being attacked is a sign that you are important enough to be a target.”

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

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“Develop the skill of sensing problems when they are still small and taking care of them before they become intractable.”

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“Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.”

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

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“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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“Everything is judged by its appearance;
what is unseen counts for nothing.”

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

Robert Greene

“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.”

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“In a world in which many people are indecisive and overly cautious, the use of speed will bring you untold power.”

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“In fact, the better you are at dealing with power, the better friend, lover, husband, wife, and person you become.”

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“The great ambition should be to excel all others engaged in the same occupation.”

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“In the realm of power, everything must be judged by its cost, and everything has a price.”

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

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“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.”

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

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

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“Make both rewards and punishments rare but meaningful.”

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“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.”

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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.”

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“Masters are those who by nature have suffered to get to where they are. They have experienced endless criticisms of their work, doubts about their progress, and setbacks along the way.”

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“Never appeal to truth unless you’re prepared for the anger that comes from disillusionment.”

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

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

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

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“The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining.”


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