48 Laws Of Power
This was indeed one of the most fun and interesting reads. Even though, some of the laws contradict each other; these are not be taken as laws in the pure mathematical sense, but rather as compelling ancetodes from history labeled shortly as laws. Robert Green did a great job covering collecting relevant one for each law, sometimes mutliples.
Actual Laws in Order Unabridged
Law 1: Never Outshine the Master.
Law 2: Never Put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn How to Use Enemies.
Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions.
Law 4: Always Say Less than Necessary.
Law 5: So Much Depends on Reputation Guard It with Your Life.
Law 6: Create an Air of Mystery.
Law 7: Get Others to Do the Work for You, but Always Take the Credit.
Law 8: Make Other People Come to You — Use Bait if Necessary.
Law 9: Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Argument.
Law 10: Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky.
Law 11: Learn to Keep People Dependent on You.
Law 12: Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm Your Victim.
Law 13: When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to their Mercy or Gratitude.
Law 14: Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy.
Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally.
Law 16: Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor.
Law 17: Keep Others in Suspended Terror.
Law 18: Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation is Dangerous.
Law: 19: Know Who You’re Dealing With – Do Not Offend the Wrong Person.
Law 20: Do Not Commit to Anyone.
Law 21: Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker – Seem Dumber Than Your Mark.
Law 22: Use the Surrender Tactic.
Law 23: Concentrate Your Forces.
Law 24: Play the Perfect Courtier.
Law 25: Re-Create Yourself.
Law: 26: Keep Your Hands Clean.
Law 27: Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following.
Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness.
Law 29: Plan All the Way to the End.
Law 30: Make Your Accomplishments Seem Effortless.
Law 31: Control the Options.
Law 32: Play to People’s Fantasies.
Law 33: Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew.
Law 34: Be Royal in Your Own Fashion.
Law 35: Master the Art of Timing.
Law 36: Disdain Things You Cannot Have.
Law 37: Create Compelling Spectacles.
Law 38: Think as You Like But Behave Like Others.
Law 39: Stir Up Waters to Catch Fish.
Law 40: Despise the Free Lunch.
Law 41: Avoid Stepping Into a Great Man’s Shoes.
Law 42: Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep Will Scatter.
Law 43: Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others.
Law 44: Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect.
Law 45: Preach the Need for Change, But Never Reform Too Much at Once.
Law 46: Never Appear Too Perfect.
Law 47: Do Not Go Past the Mark You Aimed For; In Victory, Learn When to Stop.
Law 48: Assume Formlessness.
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