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48 Laws of Power
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Play a sucker to catch a sucker: play dumber than your mark.
Keep others in suspended terror: cultivate an air of unpredictability.
Crush your enemy totally.
Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies.
Disarm and infuriate with the mirror effect.
Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once.
Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit.
Win through your actions, never through argument.
When asking for help, appeal to people's self-interests, never to their mercy or gratitude.
Know who you're dealing with; do not offend the wrong person.
Use the surrender tactic: transform weakness into power.
Use absence to increase respect and honor.
Discover each man's thumbscrew.
Make your accomplishments seem effortless.
Be royal in your fashion: act like a king to be treated like one.
Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once.
Disdain things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best revenge.
Master the art of timing.
Stir up waters to catch fish.
Do not build fortresses to protect yourself. Isolation is dangerous.
Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.
Plan all the way to the end.
Use absence to increase respect and honor.