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20 Mind-Opening Robert Greene Quotes

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Robert Greene is an American author best-known for his best seller, The 48 Laws of Power. You must read this book if you want to be powerful. It provides strategies that can make you one of the most powerful persons in the world.

Anyway, besides the 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene wrote The Laws of Human Nature, Mastery, The Art of Seduction, and The 50th Law. Many entrepreneurs, politicians, rappers, and athletes claim Robert’s books have helped them succeed in their fields.

I collected some of his mind-opening quotes which I think you must read right now.

  1. ‘Power begins from within.’
  2.  ‘Ideas are generated in the unconscious.’
  3. ‘If you focus deeply on a subject, you understand it better and better and more layers of it are revealed to you.’
  4. ‘Working for yourself, starting your own company, doing what you love should be everybody’s goal.’
  5. ‘If you are able to overcome distractions and be a person that can focus, you have this wealth of information and knowledge and ability to acquire skills that nobody 100 or 20 years ago can dream about.’
  6. ‘The secret to success is retaining your child-like qualities.’
  7. ‘You are not gonna be a master of this world unless you know how to get along with people.’
  8. ‘Everybody has a capacity to be more realistic and realize that the reason they are holding on to that bad job is not because they are being realistic, or prudent, or being a good worker. It’s because they are afraid. They are afraid of change. They are afraid of leaving something. They are afraid of anything unfamiliar.’
  9. ‘If you are able to create, that website, blog, a start-up or whatever it is that is different, that has its own niche and reflects you. Something good will happen for you.’
  10. ‘Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention.’
  11. ‘You are 60 years old, and you say I could have been this and I never did it. That’s like the worst thought anybody can have.’
  12. ‘Having a goal will change you completely from being depressed or not taking care of yourself to be energized and moving in the right direction.’
  13. ‘You were born with everything that you need in life. You have resources, powers that you are not even aware of. ’
  14. ‘When you feel yourself emotionally engaged in a subject, you learn faster. You learn what it could take somebody 10 years to learn in 2 years.’
  15. ‘One piece of advice that I think is important is this idea of following your natural inclinations and creating your own career path and finding a way to engage the deepest motivating part of your psyche.’
  16. ‘Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.’
  17. ‘You attitude will mean what you get in life.’
  18. ‘The most selfish people in the world are those who merely consume what other people have created in the past and don’t contribute anything.’
  19. ‘Every single human being is a completely unique creation.’
  20. ‘What makes people successful is their degree of motivation.’

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My Top 30 Favorite Quotes from the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*?k – Part 2

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My Top 30 Favorite Quotes from the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*?k – Part 2

My Top 13 Favorite Quotes from the Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck is my most trending post, and I don’t know the exact reason why. Sometimes, I think it’s because it contains quotes that encourage people to avoid giving a f*?k, but sometimes I think it’s the book’s topic that attracts people to the post.

Anyway, because it’s the most loved post on my blog, I decided to provide you with more quotes from the book.

Enjoy:

  1. ‘A confident man doesn’t feel a need to prove that he’s confident. A rich woman doesn’t feel a need to convince anybody that she’s rich.’
  2. ‘The problem is that giving too many fucks is bad for your mental health. It causes you to become overly attached to the superficial and fake, to dedicate your life to chasing a mirage of happiness and satisfaction.’
  3. ‘Our society today, through the wonders of a consumer culture and hey-look-my-life-is-cooler-than-yours social media, has bred a whole generation of people who believe that having negative experiences –anxiety, fear, and guilt, etc. is not okay.’
  4. ‘The key to living a good life is not giving a fuck about more; it’s giving a fuck about less, giving a fuck about only what is true and immediate and important.’
  5. ‘Pain is an inextricable thread in the fabric of life, and to tear it out is not only impossible but destructive; attempting to tear it out unravels everything else with it. To try to avoid pain is to give too many fucks about pain. In contrast, if you’re able to not give a fuck about pain, you become unstoppable.’
  6. ‘In my life, I have given a fuck about many things. I have also not given a fuck about many things. And like the road not taken, it was the fucks not given that made all the difference.’
  7. ‘To not give a fuck is to stare down life’s most terrifying and difficult challenges and still take action.’
  8. ‘Most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many fucks in situations where fucks do not deserve to be given.’
  9. ‘To not give a fuck about adversity, you must give a fuck about something more important than adversity.’
  10. ‘As Freud once said, ‘One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.’
  11. ‘Dissatisfaction and unease are inherent parts of human nature, and are necessary components to creating consistent happiness.’
  12. ‘You may salivate at the thought of a problem-free life full of everlasting happiness and eternal compassion, but back here on earth the problems never cease.’
  13. ‘True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.’
  14. ‘Joy doesn’t just sprout out of the ground like daisies and rainbows. Real, serious, lifelong fulfillment and meaning have to be earned through the choosing and managing of our struggles.’
  15. ‘What determines your success isn’t. ‘What do you want to enjoy?’ The relevant question is, ‘What pain do you want to sustain?” The path to happiness is a path full of shitheaps, and shame.’
  16. ‘The true measurement of self-worth is not how a person feels about her positive experiences, but rather how she feels about her negative experiences.’
  17. ‘The truth is that there’s no such thing as a personal problem. If you’ve got a problem, chances are millions of other people have had it in the past, have it now, and are going to have it the future. Likely people you know too. That doesn’t minimize the problem or mean that it shouldn’t hurt. It doesn’t mean you aren’t legitimately a victim in some circumstances. It just means you are not special.’
  18. ‘Problems may be inevitable, but the meaning of each problem is not. We get to control what our problems mean based on how we choose to think about them, the standard by which we choose to measure them.’
  19. ‘Our values determine the metrics by which we measure ourselves and everyone else.’
  20. ‘Pleasure is great, but it’s a horrible value to prioritize your life around.’
  21. ‘The fact is, people who base their self-worth on being right about everything prevent themselves from learning from their mistakes.’
  22. ‘Denying negative emotions leads to experiencing deeper and more prolonged negative emotions.’
  23. ‘It’s simply, really; things go wrong, people upset us, accidents happen. These things make us feel like shit. And that’s fine, negative emotions are a necessary component of emotional health. To deny that negativity is to perpetuate problems rather than solve them.
  24. ‘The trick with negative emotions is to 1) express them in a socially acceptable and healthy manner and 2) express them in a way that aligns with your values. A simple example; a value of mine is non-violence. Therefore, when I get mad at somebody. I express that anger, but also make a point of not punching them in the face. Anger is a part of life. Anger is arguably quite healthy in many situations.’
  25. ‘When we force ourselves to stay positive at all times, we deny the existence of our life’s problems. And when we deny our problems, we rob ourselves of the chance to solve them and generate happiness. Problems add a sense of meaning and importance to our life. Thus to duck our problems is to lead a meaningless existence.
  26. ‘A lot of people hesitate to take responsibility for their problems because they believe that to be responsible for your problems is to also be at fault for your problems.’
  27. ‘Many people may be to blame for your unhappiness, but nobody is ever responsible for your unhappiness but you. This is because you always get to choose how you see things, how you react to things, how you value things. You always get to choose the metric by which to measure your experiences.’
  28. ‘People who consistently make the best choices in the situations they’re given are the ones who eventually come out ahead in poker, just as in life.’
  29. ‘We shouldn’t seek to find the ultimate “right” answer for ourselves, but rather, we should seek to chip away at the ways that we’re wrong today so that we can be a little less wrong tomorrow.’
  30. ‘Certainty is the enemy of growth. Nothing is for certain until it has already happened – and even then, it’s still debatable. .. Instead of striving for certainty, we should be in constant search for doubt; doubt about our own beliefs, doubt about what the future may hold for us unless we get out there and create it for ourselves. Instead of looking to be right all the time, we should be looking for how we’re wrong all the time. Because we are.
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20 More Insightful Verses from the Book of Sirach –Part 2

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Last week, I posted the top 25 insightful verses from the Book of Sirach, and I later realized that there are more amazing verses from the book that I didn’t mention.

For this reason, this article is a continuation of that post as it provides more insightful verses from the book.

Enjoy:

37: 1 – ‘Every friend declares his friendship, but there are friends who are friends in name only.’

37: 4 – ‘A false friend will share your joys, but in time of trouble he stands afar off.’

37: 8 – ‘Be on the alert when one proffers advice, find out first of all what he wants. For he may be thinking of himself alone; why should the profit fall on him?’

37: 10 – ‘Seek no advice from one who regards you with hostility; from those who envy you, keep your intentions hidden.’

37: 15 – ‘Most important of all, pray to God to set your feet in the path of truth.’

38: 9 – ‘My son, when you are ill, delay not, but pray to God, who will heal you.’

38: 23 – ‘With the departed dead, let memory fade. Rally your courage, once the soul has left.’

39: 16 – ‘The works of God are all of them good, in its own time every need is supplied.’

39: 33 – ‘The works of God are all of them good; every need when it comes he fills.’

39: 34 – ‘There is no need to say: This is not as good as that for each shows its worth at the proper time.’

40: 25 – ‘Gold and silver make one’s way secure, but better than either, sound judgment.’

40: 28 – ‘My son, live not the life of a beggar, better to die than to beg.’

40; 23 – ‘A brother, a helper are good in times of stress, but better than ever, a prudent wife.’

42: 18 -21 – ‘The Most High possesses all knowledge, and sees from the past the things that are to come; he makes known the past and the future and reveals the deepest secrets. No understanding does he lack; no single thing escapes him. Perennial is his almighty wisdom; he is from all eternity the one and the same.’

42: 24 – ‘The universe lives and abides forever, to meet each need, each creature is preserved.’

51: 7 – 8 – ‘I turned every way, but there was no one to help me, I looked for one to sustain me, but could find no one. But then I remembered the mercies of the Lord, and his kindness through the past ages.’’

51: 13 – ‘When I was young and innocent, I sought wisdom. She came to me in her beauty, and until the end, I will cultivate her.’

51: 28 – ‘Acquire but a little instruction; you will win silver and gold through wisdom.’

51: 29 – ‘Let your spirits rejoice in the mercy of God, and be not ashamed to give him praise.’

51: 30 – ‘Work at your tasks in due season and in his own time God will give you your reward.’

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