113 Robert Greene Quotes On Mastery That Will Make Life Success

Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success
Robert Greene Quotes On Mastery That Will Make Life Success

Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success


Robert Greene is an American author. Here are the best Robert Greene quotes and a short biography. He is known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction.

Robert Greene is born on 14 May 1959 at Los Angeles, California, United States. He is the  younger child of Jewish parents and grew up in Los Angeles and went to the University of California, Berkeley before completing his degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in classical studies. Prior to turning into a writer, Greene appraises that he worked 80 jobs, including as a construction worker, magazine editor, translator, and Hollywood film writer.

In 1995, He worked  in as a writer at Fabrica, a art and media school in Italy, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers. He pitched a book about power to Elffers and composed a treatment which in the long run turned into The 48 Laws of Power. Greene would note this as the turning point of his life.

Greene has written six international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law (with rapper 50 Cent), Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. Check out the following inspirational Robert Greene quotes on life, success, love, word of wisdom and others.


Robert Greene Motivation Quotes


1. When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. - Robert Greene

2. Never waste valuable time, or mental peace of mind, on the affairs of others—that is too high a price to pay. - Robert Greene

3. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

4. Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated. - Robert Greene

5. It is smart to occasionally display defects, and admit to harmless vices, in order to deflect envy and appear more human and approachable.  - Robert Greene

6. Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are. - Robert Greene

7. Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. - Robert Greene

8. Grand strategy is the art of looking beyond the present battle and calculating ahead. Focus on your ultimate goal and plot to reach it. - Robert Greene

9. Do not wait for a coronation; the greatest emperors crown themselves. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

10. Never take your position for granted and never let any favors you receive go to your head. - Robert Greene

11. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes On Success


12. If you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous. - Robert Greene

13. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. - Robert Greene

14. To succeed in the game of power, you have to master your emotions. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

15. Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action. The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live. - Robert Greene

16. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done. - Robert Greene

17. Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter. - Robert Greene

18. You must be the mirror, training your mind to try to see yourself as others see you. - Robert Greene

19. Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others’ experience. - Robert Greene

20. You must engrave deeply in your mind and never forget: your emotional commitment to what you are doing will be translated into your work. - Robert Greene

21. The mind must not wander from goal to goal, or be distracted by success from its sense of purpose and proportion. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

22. Your past successes are your biggest obstacle: every battle, every war, is different, and you cannot assume that what worked before will work today. - Robert Greene

Robert Greene 48 Laws Of Power Quotes


23. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. - Robert Greene

24. The human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will tun wild and cause you grief. - Robert Greene

25. If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

26. Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life's artwork, and you must craft it, hone it, and display it with the care of an artist. - Robert Greene

27. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid. - Robert Greene

28. The best deceivers do everything they can to cloak their roguish qualities. They cultivate an air of honesty in one area to disguise their dishonesty in others. Honesty is merely another decoy in their arsenal of weapons. - Robert Greene

29. An emotional response to a situation is the single greatest barrier to power, a mistake that will cost you a lot more than any temporary satisfaction you might gain by expressing your feelings. - Robert Greene

30. If you make a show of going against the times, flaunting your unconventional ideas and unorthodox ways, people will think that you only want attention and that you look down upon them. - Robert Greene

31. Appearing better than others is always dangerous, but most dangerous of all is to appear to have no faults or weaknesses. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

32. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life. - Robert Greene

33. What you do not react to cannot drag you down in a futile engagement. Your pride is not involved. The best lesson you can teach an irritating gnat is to consign it to oblivion by ignoring it. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes About Life


34. 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

35. Never be distracted by people’s glamorous portraits of themselves and their lives; search and dig for what really imprisons them. - Robert Greene

36. It is your own bad strategies, not the unfair opponent, that are to blame for your failures. You are responsible for the good and bad in your life. - Robert Greene

37. Life has more meaning in the face of Death. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

38. Events in life mean nothing if you do not reflect on them in a deep way, and ideas from books are pointless if they have no application to life as you live it. - Robert Greene

39. You are miserly by nature, you will never go beyond a certain limit; only generous souls attain greatness. - Robert Greene

40. The real poetry and beauty in life comes from an intense relationship with reality in all its aspects. Realism is in fact the ideal we must aspire to, the highest point of human rationality. - Robert Greene

41. Your Life’s Task does not always appear to you through some grand or promising inclination. - Robert Greene
 

Robert Greene Best Quotes


42. When our emotions are engaged, we often have trouble seeing things as they are. - Robert Greene

43. Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content, The quiet mind is richer than a crown. - Robert Greene

44. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. - Robert Greene

45. Too much respect for other people's wisdom will make you depreciate your own.- Robert Greene


46. Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself. - Robert Greene

Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

47. Keep friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent. - Robert Greene

48. Many a serious thinker has been produced in prisons, where we have nothing to do but think. - Robert Greene

49. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid. - Robert Greene

50. Sometimes any emotion is better than the boredom of security. - Robert Greene

51. There is nothing more intoxicating than victory, and nothing more dangerous. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Short Quotes and Sayings


52. Always Say Less Than Necessary. - Robert Greene

53. For the future, the motto is, "No days unalert.” - Robert Greene

54. Creative Endeavors are by their nature uncertain. - Robert Greene

55. Envy creates silent enemies. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

56. Think As You Like But Behave Like Others. - Robert Greene

57. Chance favors only the prepared mind. - Robert Greene

58. Avoid the unhappy and unlucky. - Robert Greene

59. He who poses as a fool is not a fool. - Robert Greene

60. Inter action with boldness. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Mastery Quotes


61. The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways. - Robert Greene

62. The passive ironic attitude is not cool or romantic, but pathetic and destructive. - Robert Greene


63. The time that leads to mastery is dependent on the intensity of our focus. - Robert Greene

Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

64. People around you, constantly under the pull of their emotions, change their ideas by the day or by the hour, depending on their mood. - Robert Greene

65. If we can make it look like we are not really responsible for our fate, for what happens to us in life, then our apparent powerlessness is more palatable. - Robert Greene

66. No one is really going to help you or give you direction. In fact, the odds are against you. - Robert Greene

67. You must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Your interest must transcend the field itself and border on the religious. - Robert Greene

68. The truth is that creative activity is one that involves the entire self - our emotions, our levels of energy, our characters, and our minds. - Robert Greene

69. Become who you are by learning who you are. - Robert Greene

70. There is too little mystery in the world; too many people say exactly what they feel or want. - Robert Greene

71. All of us have access to a higher form of intelligence, one that can allow us to see more of the world, to anticipate trends, to respond with speed and accuracy to any circumstance. - Robert Greene

72. Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

73. Our natural tendency is to project onto other people our own belief and value systems, in ways in which we are not even aware. - Robert Greene

74. Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes On Love


75. Psychology of love, translated by Joan Riviere. - Robert Greene

76. Love never dies of starvation,” she wrote, “but often of indigestion.” - Robert Greene

77. You cannot repress anger or love, or avoid feeling them, and you should not try. - Robert Greene

78. Friendship and love blind every man to their interests. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

79. Love is a lock that linketh noble minds. - Robert Greene

80. Love taught me that your honour did but jest. - Robert Greene

81. Ah! what is love? It is a pretty thing, As sweet unto a shepherd as a king; And sweeter too For kings have cares that wait upon a crown, And cares can make the sweetest love to frown; Ah then, ah then, If country loves such sweet desires do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain? - Robert Greene


Robert Greene 48 Laws Of Power Quotes On Enemies and Friends


82. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them. - Robert Greene

83. The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him; and a small mistake is often made worse and more visible when you try to fix it. - Robert Greene

84. Without enemies around us, we grow lazy. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

85. Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? - Robert Greene

86. The key to power, then, is the ability to judge who is best able to further your interests in all situations. Keep friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent. - Robert Greene

87. An enemy at our heels sharpens our wits, keeping us focused and alert. - Robert Greene

88. Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. -
Robert Greene 

89. Learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations. Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them. - Robert Greene

90. Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies. - Robert Greene


91. It is sometimes better, then, to use enemies as enemies rather than transforming them into friends or allies. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

92. Nothing is stable in the realm of power, and even closest of friends can be transformed into the worst of enemies. - Robert Greene

93. There is almost a touch of condescension in the act of hiring friends that secretly afflicts them. The injury will come out slowly: A little more honesty, flashes of resentment and envy here and there, and before you know it your friendship fades. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Laws Of Human Nature Quotes


94. 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. - Robert Greene

95. The problem is that we humans are deep conformists. - Robert Greene

96. It is, in fact, the height of selfishness to merely consume what others create and to retreat into a shell of limited goals and immediate pleasures. - Robert Greene

97. Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. - Robert Greene

98. Person who cannot control his words shows that he cannot control himself, and is unworthy of respect. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

99. The human tongue is a beast that few can master. - Robert Greene

100. We are all in search of feeling more connected to reality—to other people, the times we live in, the natural world, our character, and our own uniqueness. Our culture increasingly tends to separate us from these realities in various ways. - Robert Greene

101. You like to imagine yourself in control of your fate, consciously planning the course of your life as best you can. But you are largely unaware of how deeply your emotions dominate you. They make you veer toward ideas that soothe your ego. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Wise Quotes (Word Of Wisdom)


102. Some people are slow to take offense, which may make you misjudge the thickness of their skin, and fail to worry about insulting them. -  Robert Greene

103. People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society. - Robert Greene

104. When you meet a swordsman, draw your sword: Do not recite poetry to one who is not a poet. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

105. Power is a game, and in games, you do not judge your opponents by their intentions but by the effects of their actions. - Robert Greene

106. Sadness of any sort is also seductive, particularly if it seems deep-rooted, even spiritual, rather than needy or pathetic—it makes people come to you. - Robert Greene

107. It is not much good being wise among fools and sane among lunatics. - Robert Greene

108. Only gods and the dead can seem perfect with impunity. - Robert Greene

109. Do not fight them. Instead think of them the way you think of children, or pets, not important enough to affect your mental balance. - Robert Greene

110. Religion is the great balm of existence because it takes us outside ourselves, connects us to something larger. - Robert Greene

111. All masters want to appear more brilliant than other people. - Robert Greene


Robert Greene Quotes Mastery That Will Make Life Success

112. When you turn your back on someone, they come running after you. - Robert Greene

113. In the future, the great division will be between those who have trained themselves to handle these complexities and those who are overwhelmed by them -- those who can acquire skills and discipline their minds and those who are irrevocably distracted by all the media around them and can enver focus enough to learn. - Robert Greene

 

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