Robert Greene Quotes

Robert Greene is an American author and speaker known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction. He is best known for his book “The 48 Laws of Power,” which has sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 24 languages.

His other books include “The Art of Seduction,” “The 48 Laws of Seduction,” “The 50th Law,” and “Mastery.” Greene has been a consultant and speaker for various companies and organizations, including the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Robert Greene Quotes on Mastery

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

2. “If there is any instrument you must fall in love with and fetishize, it is the human brain”-Robert Greene

3. “When you move toward mastery, your brain becomes radically altered by the years of practice and active experimentation. “-Robert Greene

4. “Drugs and madness only destroy such powers.”-Robert Greene

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

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

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

7. “Become who you are by learning who you are.”-Robert Greene

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.

8. “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

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

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

11. “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

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

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

13. “The key to power, then, is the ability to judge who is best able to further your interests in all situations.”-Robert Greene

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

15. “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

The problem is that we humans are deep conformists.

16. “The problem is that we humans are deep conformists.”-Robert Greene

17. “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

18. “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

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

Robert Greene Quotes on Success

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
  1. “True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.”-Robert Greene

2. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”-Robert Greene

3. “Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.”-Robert Greene

4. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”-Robert Greene

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

5. “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”-Robert Greene

6. “Success is not about being the best. It’s about always getting better.”-Robert Greene

7. “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.”-Robert Greene

8. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”-Robert Greene

9. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”-Robert Greene

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire

10. “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”-Robert Greene

11. “Success is not a matter of luck or chance. It is a matter of choice and discipline.”-Robert Greene

Success is not the result of making the right choices, but of recognizing and correcting the wrong ones.

12. “Success is not the result of making the right choices, but of recognizing and correcting the wrong ones.”-Robert Greene

13. “Success is not achieved by being the first to arrive, but by being the last to leave.”-Robert Greene

14. “Success is not about how much money you make, but about the positive impact you have on the world.”-Robert Greene

Success is not about having all the answers, it's about being willing to learn and grow from your mistakes.

15. “Success is not about having all the answers, it’s about being willing to learn and grow from your mistakes.”-Robert Greene

Robert Greene Quotes on Love

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

2. “People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society.”-Robert Greene

3. “If no resistances or obstacles face you, you must create them. No seduction can proceed without them.”-Robert Greene

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

Religion is the great balm of existence because it takes us outside ourselves, connects us to something larger

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

6. “A man grows bored with a woman, no matter how beautiful; he yearns for different pleasures, and for adventure.”-Robert Greene

7. “I give my mind the liberty to follow the first wise or foolish idea that presents itself,”-Robert Greene

The vast majority of people conform to whatever is normal for the time.

8. “The vast majority of people conform to whatever is normal for the time.”-Robert Greene

9. “A person in love will surrender.”-Robert Greene

Express what others are afraid to express and they will see great power in you.

10. “Express what others are afraid to express and they will see great power in you.”-Robert Greene

11. “The word “charm” comes from the Latin carmen, a song, but also an incantation tied to the casting of a magical spell.”-Robert Greene

Hence politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

12. “Hence politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.”-Robert Greene

Robert Greene Quotes on Human Nature

  1. “Human nature is a bundle of contradictions: we are selfish and selfless, loving and hateful, kind and cruel. These contradictions are the root of our complexity and the source of our behavior.”
Human nature is a dynamic and constantly changing force, shaped by culture, education, and experience.

2. “Human nature is a dynamic and constantly changing force, shaped by culture, education, and experience.”-Robert Greene

3. “Human nature is not a fixed and unchanging entity, but rather a fluid and malleable one, shaped by the circumstances and conditions of our lives.”-Robert Greene

Human nature is both good and evil, and it is up to us to choose which side we want to embrace

4. “Human nature is both good and evil, and it is up to us to choose which side we want to embrace.”-Robert Greene

5. “Human nature is a mixture of selfishness and selflessness, and it is up to us to find the balance between the two.”-Robert Greene

6. “Human nature is a complex and multifaceted thing, and it is up to us to try and understand it as best we can.”-Robert Greene

Human nature is a curious and mysterious thing, and it is the study of this nature that helps us to better understand ourselves and the world around us.

7. “Human nature is a curious and mysterious thing, and it is the study of this nature that helps us to better understand ourselves and the world around us.”-Robert Greene

Human nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.

8. “Human nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.”-Robert Greene

9. “Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.”-Robert Greene

Human nature is not a fixed and unchanging entity, but rather a fluid and malleable one, shaped by the circumstances and conditions of our lives.

10. “Human nature is not a fixed and unchanging entity, but rather a fluid and malleable one, shaped by the circumstances and conditions of our lives.”-Robert Greene

Robert Greene Education

He has written extensively on the topic of education and learning in his books, particularly in “Mastery,” in which he advocates for the importance of continual learning and self-education. In the book, he cites his own experience of learning and self-education as a key factor in his success as an author and speaker.

Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies.
  1. “Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies.”-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

Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention.

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

4. “Life goes by very fast. And the worst thing in life that you can have is a job that you hate, and have no energy and creativity in.”-Robert Greene

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

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

6. “Every single human being is a completely unique creation.”-Robert Greene

7. “What kills the creative force is not age or lack of talent, but our own spirit, our own attitude.”-Robert Greene

8. “Mastery is not a question of genetics of luck, but of following your natural inclinations and the deep desires that stirs you from within.”-Robert Greene

If the happiness and prosperity of other people depend on you, you have nothing to fear anymore

9. “If the happiness and prosperity of other people depend on you, you have nothing to fear anymore”-Robert Greene

10. “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

11. “person who cannot control his words shows that he cannot control himself, and is unworthy of respect.”-Robert Greene

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

13. “We must create our own world or we will die from inaction.”-Robert Greene

14. “There is nothing more intoxicating than victory, and nothing more dangerous.”-Robert Greene

15. “Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter”-Robert Greene

Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter

16. “Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.”-Robert Greene

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

18. “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

Robert Greene Books

Robert Greene is the author of several books, including:

  1. “The 48 Laws of Power”
  2. “The Art of Seduction”
  3. “The 48 Laws of Seduction”
  4. “The 50th Law”
  5. “Mastery”
  6. “The Laws of Human Nature”
  7. “The Art of War”

Robert Greene Latest Book

The Daily Laws (2021)

The Laws of Human Nature (2018)

Mastery (2012)

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