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Best 256 Quotes by Robert Greene – Page 3 of 9

Mastery Quotes

“Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention.”

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“Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention.”

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“If we experience any failures or setbacks, we do not forget them because they offend our self-esteem.

Instead we reflect on them deeply, trying to figure out what went wrong and discern whether there are any patterns to our mistakes.”

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“If you can get people to become emotional, they will reveal a lot more.”

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“If you don't have deadlines, manufacture them for yourself.”

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“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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“In physical exercise, resistance is a way to make the body stronger, and it is the same with the mind.”

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“In the future, the great division will be between those who have trained themselves to handle these complexities and those who are overwhelmed by them – those who can acquire skills and discipline their minds and those who are irrevocably distracted by all the media around them and can never focus enough to learn.”

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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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“It is not up to others to protect or help you. You are on your own.”

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“Keep a notebook with you at all times.”

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“No matter your field, you must think of yourself as a builder, using actual materials and ideas.”

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“No one is really going to help you or give you direction. In fact, the odds are against you.”

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“Our natural tendency is to project onto other people our own belief and value systems, in ways in which we are not even aware.”

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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.”

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“People who praise you too much or who become overly friendly in the first stages of knowing you are often envious and are getting closer in order to hurt you.”

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“People who retain their childish attitudes will rarely be able to hold on to the success they may achieve through their talent.”

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“Resist the temptation to be nice to yourself.”

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“Scoff at the need for attention and approval — they will lead you astray.”

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“Slowly expand the boundaries of what can be made.”

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“Study as deeply as possible the technology you use.”

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“Take special note of how people respond to stressful situations. Often the mask they wear in public falls off in the heat of the moment.”

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“The conventional mind is passive – it consumes information and regurgitates it in familiar forms.

The dimensional mind is active, transforming everything it digests into something new and original, creating instead of consuming.”

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“The first move toward mastery is always inward — learning who you really are and reconnecting with that innate force.”

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

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“The greatest impediment to creativity is your impatience, the almost inevitable desire to hurry up the process and make a splash.”

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“The most effective attitude to adopt is one of supreme acceptance.”

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“The most effective attitude to adopt is one of supreme acceptance. The world is full of people with different characters and temperaments.

We all have a dark side, a tendency to manipulate, and aggressive desires. The most dangerous types are those who repress their desires or deny the existence of them, often acting them out in the most underhanded ways.

Some people have dark qualities that are especially pronounced. You cannot change such people at their core, but must merely avoid becoming their victim.

You are an observer of the human comedy, and by being as tolerant as possible, you gain a much greater ability to understand people and to influence their behavior when necessary.”

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“The need for certainty is the greatest disease the mind faces.”

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

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