The 48 Laws of Power Summary | Rystandard

  • Always make other people comfortable with those above you. In a desire to impress your master don’t go too far to display your talent. Otherwise, you will accomplish the opposite. Make your master seem more brilliant than they are.
  • Never show the purpose behind your actions because if they don’t know what you are doing. They will not prepare for defense. Envelop them in enough smoke and the time they figure out your purpose. It will be too late for defense.
  • Don’t try to impress people with words. The more you say, the less common you appear. Powerful folk impress other by saying less. The more you say, the more chance you say something foolish.
  • Reputation is the foundation of power. Reputation alone helps you to win. Once it slips, you lost everything and your life becomes miserable. Learn to destroy enemies by making a hole in their armor. Then, stand aside let public opinion hang them.
  • Everything in this world judge by its appearance and the things that don’t appear good has its no value. Never allow yourself to be mixed in the crowd. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing colorful, mysterious than the other.
  • Use the wisdom, knowledge, and legwork of other people to increase your efficiency. Not only this will save your valuable time and energy. It also gives you the mental power to do vital tasks of a day. In the end, your helper will forget and only you will remember. At last, avoid doing things that others do for you.
  • When you force other people to work, it means you are in control. Make other people come to you.
  • Avoid participating in a friend misery and emotional state because it will infect you. You may feel you are helping the drowning person. In reality, you are inviting your own disaster. Instead of associate with happy and fortunate people.
  • To maintain your independence you must always be wanted and needed. The more people rely on you, the more freedom you have. Make other people depend on you for their happiness and prosperity. Never teach them enough so that they can do without you.
  • The open-hearted gesture of honesty and generosity help you to bring down the guard of most suspicious people. Once your honesty holes in their armor then you can deceive and manipulate them easily.
  • You will not get anything free in the world. Even, if you need help from someone, they owe you. Avoid taking help without the benefit of other. Otherwise, he will find a way to ignore you. Instead, uncover something in your request that will benefit him. Then, he will respond enthusiastically.
  • The more you see and hear, the more common you become. If you are in a group try to temporary withdrawal yourself from that group. It will build your reputation. Create your reputation with scarcity, before going to do that learn when to leave.
  • The world is dangerous and enemies are everywhere. A castle seems like it will protect you. In reality, it cuts you off from valuable information and makes you more sensible and easy target.
  • There are many different kinds of folks in the world. You can never assume that everyone will react in the same way. Deceive some folk and they will spend the rest of their lives to take revenge with you. Choose your victim carefully never deceive the wrong person.
  • Don’t commit to taking any side except yourself. It will help you to maintain independence and you will become the master of others.
  • No one like to feel stupid than the next person. The trick is to make your victim feel smarter than you. Then, they will never suspect that you may have hidden motives.
  • When you are weak never fight for honor. Instead, surrender yourself. Surrender gave you time to recover, time to wait till you opponent power waned. Don’t give him the satisfaction of fighting and defeating you-surrender first. Make surrender a tool of power.
  • Don’t accept the role, society force you to adopt. Create your own identity because one that command attention never bores an audience. Be the master of your reputation. Don’t let other people define you.
  • Don’t make your hand dirty by mistake and nasty deeds. Try to maintain a spotless appearance.
  • Every folk has a desire to believe in something. Become the focal point of such desire by offering them a cause, a new ritual to perform. Ask them to make sacrifices on your behalf. The new belief system you created will give you untold power.
  • When you are uncertain about a course of actions, try to avoid it. Your uncertainty will affect your execution. Timidity is dangerous. It is better to enter with boldness.
  • Plan your destination because the ending is everything. Planning to the end help you to know all the possible consequence, obstacle, and twist that might affect your hard work.
  • Your actions must seem natural and executed with ease. Don’t allow people to know how hard you work. Otherwise, they will come to you, to ask for tricks and tips. Once you reveal the tips and tricks then they will use against you.
  • Everyone has its weakness. Weaknesses are usually an insecurity, uncontrollable emotions need. Once you found it. You can use to your advantage.
  • The way you carry yourself will determine how society will treat you. Appearing vulgar and common will make people disrespect you.
  • Never show, you are in hasty because it displays lack of control over yourself and overtime. Be patient, as if you already know, everything will come eventually. Become a detective of the right moment and learn to stand back when the time is not right.
  • Don’t engage yourself in the small problem because the more you try to fix it, the stronger you make it. Sometimes, it is best to leave things alone.
  • Anger and emotions play the vital role in life. We must know how to control anger and emotions. To control anger and emotions you should always stay calm and objective.
  • Free cheese is only in a mouse trap. If you get something free it usually involves either a trick or a hidden danger. Everything has his worth.
  • The person seduced become your loyal pawn. The way to seduce other is to work on their emotions and paying attention to what they love and what they hate. Likewise, ignoring the heart and mind make you felt sorrow.
  • After acquiring a new position or power in any organization. Do not try to change the things all at once. People are creatures of habits. Too much innovation is traumatic and will lead you to rebellion. If change is necessary, start by improving tiny things, not a big one.
  • Appearing better than other is dangerous and is often more dangerous to have no fault and weakness.
  • The moment of victory is often the moment of great conflict. In the heat of victory, arrogance, and overconfidence, do not allow success to go to your head. Otherwise, you are going to make more enemy then you defeated.
  • Making plans or having goals will open yourself for the future event. But, nothing is certain in this rapidly changing world. The best way to protect yourself is to become like a fluid. Never bet on stability, everything changes.
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I am Rahul Ratnakar. I had completed engineering in this year. Sooner I found my passion of reading self-help books. So, I compose this place, to educate others through the knowledge and wisdom of a mentor.

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