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99 Top Robert Greene Quotes From His Works

Famous As: Writer, Playwright
Born On: May 14, 1959
Born In: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Age: 65 Years
Robert Greene is an American author, famous for his writings on the genres of strategy, power and seduction. He has admitted to have served approximately at eighty jobs, right from a construction worker to a Hollywood movie writer. before pursuing a full-time career in writing. While working as a writer at Fabrica he pitched his first book to a publisher to turn it into his debut book titled ‘The 48 Laws of Power’. This book aims to become a practical guide for people trying to acquire power or defending themselves from a powerful person. His mentioned rules have been drawn from a deep study of the life of powerful rulers. This book turned out to be a commercial success and it sold more than 1.2 million copies to prove his prominence as a writer. This was followed by various other successful books including ‘The Art of Seduction’ and ‘Mastery’. Robert has proved to be a versatile writer as he has never stuck to any one genre while portraying equal intellect in all the genres. A lot of his perspectives and views have become quite famous as his quotes and thoughts and is quoted extensively. We have collected the famous quotes and sayings by Robert Greene to help you see life through his perspective.
Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent

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

Robert Greene
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.

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

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

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

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

Robert Greene
...But 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.

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

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

Robert Greene
Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter

Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter

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

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

Robert Greene
For the future, the motto is,

For the future, the motto is, "No days unalert.

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

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

Robert Greene
Despise The Free Lunch

Despise The Free Lunch

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

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

Robert Greene
A Prince asked the dying spanish statesman,

A Prince asked the dying spanish statesman, "Does your Excellency forgive all your enemies?" "I do not have to forgive all my enemies," answered the stateman, "I have had them all shot.

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

People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society.

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

Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated

Robert Greene
12--Lose Battles, But Win The War: Grand Strategy

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

12--Lose Battles, But Win The War: Grand Strategy 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
The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The time that leads to mastery is dependent on the intensity of our focus.

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

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

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

The human tongue is a beast that few can master.

Robert Greene
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.

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
Friendship and love blind every man to their interests.

Friendship and love blind every man to their interests.

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

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
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.

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

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

Robert Greene
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.

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
All masters want to appear more brilliant than other people.

All masters want to appear more brilliant than other people.

Robert Greene