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48 Laws of Power
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Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn when to stop.
Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.
When asking for help, appeal to people's self-interests, never to their mercy or gratitude.
Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies.
Keep others in suspended terror: cultivate an air of unpredictability.
Crush your enemy totally.
Enter action with boldness.
Play on people's need to believe to create a cultlike following.
Never outshine the master.
Master the art of timing.
Discover each man's thumbscrew.
Think as you like but behave like others.
Be royal in your fashion: act like a king to be treated like one.
Play to people's fantasies.
Use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim.
Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once.
Concentrate your forces.
Infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky.
Know who you're dealing with; do not offend the wrong person.
Use the surrender tactic: transform weakness into power.
Pose as a friend, work as a spy.