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

Robert Greene

“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.”

Robert Greene

“The more you are seen and heard from, the more common you appear.”

Robert Greene

“The pain and boredom we experience in the initial stage of learning a skill toughens our minds.”

Robert Greene

“The passive ironic attitude is not cool or romantic, but pathetic and destructive.”

Robert Greene

“The unfortunate sometimes draw misfortune on themselves, they will also draw it on you. Associate with the happy and fortunate instead.”

Robert Greene

“There is too little mystery in the world; too many people say exactly what they feel or want.”

Robert Greene

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“What is important when you are young is to train yourself to get by with little money and make the most of your youthful energy.”

Robert Greene

“When you act, act effortlessly, as if you could do much more. Avoid the temptation of revealing how hard you work — it only raises questions.”

Robert Greene

“Win through your actions, never through argument.”

Robert Greene

“You can never be sure who you are dealing with. A man who is of little importance and means today can be a person of power tomorrow.”

Robert Greene

“You must learn when to leave. Create value through scarcity.”

Robert Greene

“Your days are numbered. Will you pass them half awake and halfhearted or will you live with a sense of urgency?”

Robert Greene

“Your predictability gives them a sense of control. Turn the tables; be deliberately unpredictable.”

Robert Greene

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Mastery Quotes

“In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Your interest must transcend the field itself and border on the religious.”

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“It is in fact the height of selfishness to merely consume what others create and to retreat into a shell of limited goals and immediate pleasures.”

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“People around you, constantly under the pull of their emotions, change their ideas by the day or by the hour, depending on their mood. You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires.”

Robert Greene
Mastery

“The time that leads to mastery is dependent on the intensity of our focus.”

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“The very desire to find shortcuts makes you eminently unsuited for any kind of mastery.”

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“There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.”

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The 33 Strategies of War Quotes

“Events in life mean nothing if you do not reflect on them in a deep way, and ideas from books are pointless if they have no application to life as you live it.”

Robert Greene
The 33 Strategies of War

“Your past successes are your biggest obstacle: every battle, every war, is different, and you cannot assume that what worked before will work today.”

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The 48 Laws of Power Quotes

“A person who cannot control his words shows that he cannot control himself, and is unworthy of respect.”

Robert Greene
The 48 Laws of Power

“Always say less than necessary. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.”

Robert Greene
The 48 Laws of Power

“An emotional response to a situation is the single greatest barrier to power, a mistake that will cost you a lot more than any temporary satisfaction you might gain by expressing your feelings.”

Robert Greene
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“Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.”

Robert Greene
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“Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others’ experience.”

Robert Greene
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“Friendship and love blind every man to their interests.”

Robert Greene
The 48 Laws of Power

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“He who poses as a fool is not a fool.”

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“Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.”

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