Here the meaning of Power is the ability to influence people and your surroundings. This will make some people respect you, others fear you and a trait that can help you get what you want.
Let’s talk about the main 3 rule of this book :
1) Always say less than necessary :
To understand this point thinks you have 2 friends. The first friend who just keeps on speaking all the time. gives his opinions and advises whether you ask him or not.
And the consequence of that is no one takes him seriously. Even if he is saying something really important.
On the other hand, your second friend who speaks very less. but when he speaks everyone pays attention to him, starts listening to him.
This shows the power of speaking less. which I think is related to the law of scarcity that I explained.
Now Let me tell you some ways on how this law can make you powerful.
1) It will make people reveal more about themselves as they will be forced to speak when you are speaking less.
2) People will listen to your every word carefully.
3) Saying less will keep you away from saying something foolish or dangerous. Remember Powerful people impress and intimidate others by saying less.
2) Get others to do the work for you :
Use the knowledge, wisdom and legwork of other people to achieve your own dream that will save you a lot of time and energy. Never do yourself what others can do for you.
Thomas Edison used this principle quite a few times and took credit for other people’s efforts. He hired a Serbian scientist named Nikola tesla and told him to pay 50000 dollars to modify his invention dynamos.
Which is commonly know as generators today. tesla worked day and night and made an improved version for him.
Edison instead of giving 50,000 raised his salary and kept the scientist working for him. he knew that Tesla was a genius and can be very beneficial. Tesla is a prime example of what you should not do he invented many things but was never credited for his work.
He would have gotten 120,000,00 million dollars for his patent and work but instead, he just got 2,16,000 as payment working for someone else.
The idea to adopt from Edison hire the best people in their field and make them work to achieve your dreams.
3) Plan all the way to the end :
Most people don’t think about their goals and just make decisions at the end time. which puts them in a position where someone hires them for the rest of their life to achieve their dream.
They never planned for their own dreams to become a reality.
So if you make a specific goal and then take action accordingly to fulfill that goal. you would surely become powerful and separate yourself from the crowd.
These were some of the laws from a fascinating book 48 laws of power. and the end let’s see some 48 Laws Of Power Quotes.
The 48 Laws Of Power Quotes Images :
Focus on your ultimate goal and give your best to reach it.
To succeed in the game of power, you have to master your emotions.
The best deceivers give up everything to hide their ugly qualities.
Honesty is only like a decay in an arsenal of weapons.
An emotional response to a situation is a mistake that will cost you a lot more than any temporary satisfaction.
The quiet mind is richer than a crown.
Our culture increasingly tends to separate us from reality in various ways.
We are all in search of feeling more connected to reality.
With creative activity we can feel reality in the most satisfying and powerful way.
Never complain and never try to justify yourself.
An emotional response to a situation is the single greatest barrier to power.
Friendship and love blind every man to their interests.
The human tongue is a beast that few can master.
Keep friends for friendship, but work with skilled and competent people.
The most effective attitude to adopt is one of supreme acceptance.
Become who you are by learning who you are.
Some people have dark qualities. You cannot change such people at their core, but must merely avoid becoming their victim.
He who presents himself as a fool is not a fool.
Our fear is a kind of prison that keeps us within limited action.
Never be distracted by people’s glamorous portraits of themselves and their lives; search and dig for what really imprisons them.
Desire is both imitative and competitive.
The spirit of rivalry competes to attract people’s attention.
A small mistake is often made worse and more visible when you try to fix it.
When we accept a problem, then we bring it into existence.
The less you fear, the more power you will have.
There is too little mystery in the world; too many people say exactly what they feel or want.
The less interest you reveal, the more superior you seem.
Fools say that they learn from experience. But we should learn from the experience of others.
Ideas from books are pointless if they have no application to life as you live it.
If we experience any failures, we do not forget them because they offend our self-esteem.
48 Laws Of Power Quotes By Robert Greene :
Sadness of any sort is also seductive, particularly if it seems deep-rooted.
The passive ironic attitude is not calm, but pathetic and destructive.
We represent only a small part of reality with our limited senses and consciousness.
Events in life mean nothing if you do not reflect on them in a deep way.
Everything in the universe is in a state of constant flux.
Hide your intentions not by closing up but by talking endlessly about your desires and goals.
In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it.
If you are miserly by nature, you will never go beyond a certain limit.
The conventional mind is passive but the dimensional mind is active.
Some people never become who they are; they stop trusting in themselves; they conform to the tastes of others.
Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention.
Power is a game, and in games you do not judge your opponents by their intentions but by the effects of their actions.
All masters want to appear more brilliant than other people.
If we limit our circle of action, we can give ourselves the illusion of control.
The less we attempt, the less chances of failure.
Quotes From 48 Laws Of Power Book :
Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good.
If you go at your work with half a heart, it will show in the lackluster results.
It is your own bad strategies, not the unfair opponent, that are to blame for your failures.
Rationality provides us the ability to counter emotional effects.
Most people are perpetually locked in the present. Their decisions are overly influenced by the most immediate event.
To open your mind, do what you are feeling.
The more favors and gifts you supply to revive the friendship, the less gratitude you receive.
Understand: your mind is weaker than your emotions.
Internal discipline and toughness makes your mind stronger, and more able to control your emotions.
Never wait for a coronation. Because the greatest emperors of the world crowned themselves.
Sometimes any emotion is better than the boredom of security.
If no obstacles face you, you must create them. Because no seduction can proceed without them.
Religion humanizes this universe and makes us feel important and loved.
Religion is the great balm of existence.
The real beauty in life comes from an intense relationship with reality in all its aspects.
Be wary of friends. They will betray you more quickly.
Realism is in fact the ideal we must aspire to, the highest point of human rationality.
Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.
The world is a harsh place, and your friends soften the harshness.
The greatest battle of all is with yourself.
Why depend on a stranger when you have a friend at hand?
Fight with your weaknesses and emotions.
The people around you are generally mysterious. You are never quite sure about their intentions.
The truth is generally seen, rarely heard.
Seeing people as they are, instead of what you think they should be.
Nothing is more costly than something given free of charge.
If you view everything through the lens of fear, then you tend to stay in retreat mode.
If you see a problem as a challenge, you will have converted this negative into a positive action.
Honesty is actually a blunt instrument, which bloodies more than it cuts.
Think of the mind as a river: the faster it flows, the more it refreshes itself and the greater its energy.
Never appear overly greedy for attention.
Once the words are out, you cannot take them back. Keep them under control.
Those who make a show of innocence are the least innocent of all.
At your birth a seed is planted. That seed is your uniqueness. It wants to grow, transform itself.
True ownership can come only from within.
Too much respect for other people’s knowledge can discourage you from yourself.
Your Life’s task is to bring your uniqueness through your work.
You must be the mirror, training your mind to try to see yourself as others see you.
Everything in life can be taken away from you and generally will be at some point.
The best way to avoid fate is to assume formlessness.
If your mind is armed with the art of war, there is no power that can take that away.
When you are angry, take no action.
When you have success, be extra wary.
If you allow yourself to learn who you really are, you can become what you were fated to become.
Fear is the oldest and strongest emotion known to man.
Creativity is a combination of discipline and childlike spirit.
Don’t think about why you question, simply don’t stop questioning.
Real action and true helpfulness are perhaps the ultimate charm.
Your mind is the starting point of all war and all strategy.
Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.
A bold act requires a high degree of confidence.
Our successes and failures in life can be traced to how well or how badly we deal with the inevitable conflicts.
Learn to use the knowledge of the past and you will look like a genius.
Never let yourself get lost in the crowd. Stand out. Be conspicuous, at all cost.
If the world is like a giant scheming court and we are trapped inside it.
The world wants to assign you a role in life. And once you accept that role you are doomed.
Instead of struggling against the inevitable, it is far better to excel at power.
Never waste valuable time or mental peace of mind on the affairs of others.
Chance favors only the prepared mind.
Our continual connection to social media makes us prone to new forms of viral emotional effects.
Be a flame of positive emotions and you will never be without a friend.
Never pick a fight with someone you’re not sure you can defeat.
When you are weaker, there is nothing to be gained by fighting a useless fight.
Anger is the most destructive of emotional responses, for it clouds your vision the most.
Opportunities are few, and you don’t have much energy to draw on.
skill and competence are far more important than friendly feelings.
See the person, not the myth.
Most people in the world follow whatever is normal for the time.
Acted like a king to be treated like one.
Hesitation creates gaps. Boldness obliterates them.
What draws attention also draws power.
Commit harmless mistakes that will not hurt you in the long run.
Power will not accrue to a person who cannot inspire such emotions.
Space we can recover, time never.
Intellect is a magnitude of intensity, not a magnitude of extensity.
The mind must not wander from goal to goal.
Wait for sunshine, life needs every moment.
Let someone else make the experiment before you.
48 Laws Of Power Quotes on Enemies :
Without enemies around us, we grow lazy.
Destroy your enemies by making them your friends.
Nothing is stable in the realm of power, and even closest of friends can be transformed into the worst of enemies.
The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him.
Our enemy helps us stay focused and alert.
Learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations.