Best known for writing the New York Times Bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power (1998), Robert Greene is also the author of international bestsellers The Art of Seduction (2001), The 33 Strategies of War (2006), The 50th Law (2009), Mastery (2012) and The Laws of Human Nature (2018).
Robert Greene polarizes his readers by writing what he feels is right and best for his readers; not exactly what his readers want to hear.
Understand: people will constantly attack you in life. One of their main weapons will be to instill in your doubts about yourself – worth, your abilities, your potential. They will often disguise this as their objective opinion, but invariably it has a political purpose – they want to keep you down.”Robert Greene
As a reader, reading his books can be tough (sorta like tough love) and controversial (sometimes) but if you allow yourself the chance to be open, you’ll find Greene’s work to be phenomenal.
Below are the most inspiring quotes by Robert Greene so you can harness your human nature for success and master your dark side.
(Listen to audiobook) The Laws of Human Nature
38 Inspiring Robert Greene Quotes on Being The Master of Your Life
The best way to neutralize our natural impatience is to cultivate a kind of pleasure in pain – like an athlete, you come to enjoy rigorous practice, pushing past your limits, and resisting the easy way out.”Robert Greene
It is up to you to set your own price. Ask for less and that is what you will get. Ask for more, however, and you send a signal that you are worth a king’s ransom. Even those who turn you down will respect your confidence, and that will pay off in ways you can’t imagine.”Robert Greene
When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity… you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others.”Robert Greene
55 Robert Greene Quotes on Power, Strategies, & Seduction
Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove.”Robert Greene
What good is it to have the greatest dream in the world if others reap the benefits and the glory? Never lose your head over a vague, open-ended dream—plan to the end.”Robert Greene
Seduction is a game of psychology, not beauty, and it is within the grasp of any person to become a master at the game. All that is required is that you look at the world differently, through the eyes of a seducer.”Robert Greene
Every seduction has two elements that you must analyze and understand: first, yourself and what is seductive about you; and second, your target and the actions that will penetrate their defenses and create surrender.”Robert Greene
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