48 Laws of Power

zayepuwo's version from 2018-03-26 15:28


This page helps you learn the 48 Laws of Power as described in the book written by Robert Greene.


Question Answer
Law 1Never Outshine the Master
Law 2Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies
Law 3Conceal your Intentions
Law 4Always Say Less than Necessary
Law 5So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life
Law 6Court Attention at all Cost
Law 7Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit
Law 8Make other People come to you – use Bait if Necessary
Law 9Win through your Actions, Never through Argument
Law 10Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky


Question Answer
Law 11Learn to Keep People Dependent on You
Law 12Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm your Victim
Law 13When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to their Mercy or Gratitude
Law 14Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy
Law 15Crush your Enemy Totally
Law 16Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor
Law 17Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
Law 18Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation is Dangerous
Law 19Know Who You’re Dealing with – Do Not Offend the Wrong Person
Law 20Do Not Commit to Anyone


Question Answer
Law 21Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker – Seem Dumber than your Mark
Law 22Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power
Law 23Concentrate Your Forces
Law 24Play the Perfect Courtier
Law 25Re-Create Yourself
Law 26Keep Your Hands Clean
Law 27Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following
Law 28Enter Action with Boldness
Law 29Plan All the Way to the End
Law 30Make your Accomplishments Seem Effortless


Question Answer
Law 31Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards you Deal
Law 32Play to People’s Fantasies
Law 33Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew
Law 34Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated like one
Law 35Master the Art of Timing
Law 36Disdain Things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best Revenge
Law 37Create Compelling Spectacles
Law 38Think as you like but Behave like others
Law 39Stir up Waters to Catch Fish
Law 40Despise the Free Lunch


Question Answer
Law 41Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes
Law 42Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter
Law 43Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others
Law 44Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect
Law 45Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform too much at Once
Law 46Never appear too Perfect
Law 47Do not go Past the Mark you Aimed for; In Victory, Learn when to Stop
Law 48Assume Formlessness

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