48 Laws Of Power
The feeling of having no power over people and events is generally unbearable to us—when we feel helpless we feel miserable. No one wants less power; everyone wants more. In the world today, however, it is dangerous to seem too power hungry, to be overt with your power moves. We have to seem fair and decent. So we need to be subtle—congenial yet cunning, democratic yet devious.
THE 48 LAWS OF POWER: Robert Greene has a degree in classical studies and has been an editor at Esquire and other
magazines. He is also a playwright and lives in Los Angeles.