Law 16: Use Absence To Increase Respect & Honor: The 48 Laws Of Power

Judgment

“Too much circulation makes the price go down: The more you are seen and heard from, the more common you appear. if you are already established in a group, temporary withdrawal from it will make you more talked about, even more admired. You must learn when to leave. Create value through scarcity.”

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Dear Alexander #002: Doing The Right Thing Is Always The Right Thing

When your faced with a challenge that causes you to question which path you should take.

Take the path that does right by the other person.

Even if it causes you physical, emotional and/or financial burden, take the path where you own responsibility for your actions.

It’s easy to run and choose the path of least resistance in a situation that doesn’t seem to have grand consequence in the whole scheme of things.

But it matters…because how you do anything is how you do everything.

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Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally: The 48 Laws Of Power

Judgment

“All great leaders since Moses have known that a feared enemy must be crushed completely. (Sometimes they have learned this the hard way.) if one ember is left alight, no matter how dimly it smolders, a fire will eventually break out. More is lost through stopping halfway than through total annihilation: The enemy will recover, and will seek revenge. Crush him, not only in body but in spirit.”

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Law 14: Pose As a Friend Work As a Spy: The 48 Laws Of Power

Judgement

“Knowing about your rival is critical. Use spies to gather valuable information that will keep you a step ahead. Better still: Play the spy yourself. In polite social encounters, learn to probe. Ask indirect questions to get people to reveal their weaknesses and intentions. There is no occasion that is not an opportunity for artful spying.”

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