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25 Sterling Robert Greene Quotes

Robert Greene, a public speaker and author, is well known for his interesting views on the power of seduction. He has written multiple best selling books, including The 48 Laws of Power. Here is a wonderful collection of some of his most beloved quotes.

“Become who you are by learning who you are.”

“For as one star another far exceeds, so souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.”

“Hip hop, you can’t really do that when you’re in your 50s.”

“I know My God commands, whose power no power resists.”

“I often daydream about the future, thinking of the world in 100, 200 years, imaging what it looks like, feels like. I hope that my books are like ghosts that will in habit this

“It is in face the height of selfishness to merely consume what others create and to retreat into a shell of limited goals and immediate pleasures.”

“It is time to reverse this prejudice against conscious effort and to see the powers we gain through practice and discipline as eminently inspiring and even miraculous.”

“Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.”

“Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.”

“Many a serious thinker has been produced in prisons, where we have nothing to do but think.”

“Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself.”

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

“Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.”

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

“The problem is that we humans are deep conformists.”

“There is nothing more intoxicating than victory, and nothing more dangerous.”

“Those qualities that separate us are often ridiculed by others or criticized by teachers.”

“Understand: A person of power instills a kind of fear by deliberately unsettling those around him to keep the imitative on his side.”

“Understand: people will constantly attack you in life. One of their main weapons will be to instill in you doubts about yourself – your 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.”

“We must create our own world or we will die from inaction.”

“We tend to laugh at people prior to the twentieth century who did not yet believe in evolution and who saw the world as only 6,000 years old, but imagine how people will be laughing
at us for the naive beliefs we hold in the twenty-first century!”

“When our emotions are engaged, we often have trouble seeing things as they are.”

“Without suffering and doubts, the mind will come to rest on cliches and stay there, until the spirit dies as well.”

“You cannot make anything worthwhile in this world unless you have first developed and transformed yourself.”

“You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear.”

In this Youtube video, Robert Greene discusses how to do exactly what you love, and how to do it successfully.

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