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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Jman06(m): 8:43am On Jan 14
Anybody who tries to apply all these rules in his life will just end up like the devil himself. Smart people like us easily detect cunning people and avoid them and whatever they stand for.

No need for all these laws, just flow with nature. Whatever you find yourself doing, do it to the best of your ability. Fight for your rights. React to situations the best you can. Say sorry when you offend someone, get angry when provoked but try and control your anger. Smile, laugh, cry when necessary. Just be yourself and nature will take care of things.

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by yahmohy27: 8:44am On Jan 14
dingbang:
You should have listed all the laws...


That way we could take a pick.. Not all must have read the book


List of the 48 laws of power..

1. Never outshine the master

2. Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies

3. Conceal your intentions.

4. Always say less than necessary

5. So much depends on reputation. Gaurd it with your life

6. Create an air of mystery


7. Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit

8. Make other people come to you. Use bait if necessary


9. Win through your actions, never through arguments.


10. Infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky

11. Learn to keep people dependent on you.

12. Use selective generosity and honesty to disarm your victim

13. When asking for help, appeal to their self interest, not to their mercy or gratitude

14. Pose as a friend, work as a spy


15. Crush your enemy totally


16, use absence to increase respect and honor


17. Keep others in suspense, cultivate an air of unpredictability


18. Do not build fortresses to protect thyself, isolation is dangerous


19. Know who you are dealing with. Do not offend the wrong person. (Sadly, the Nigerian police are fond of being foolish at this..)


20. Do not commit to anyone ( loverboys have you heard)

21. Play a sucker to catch a sucker : seem dumber than your mark

22.Use the surrender tactic, transform weakness into power

23. Concentrate your forces


24. Play the perfect courtier


25. Re-create yourself


26. Keep your hands clean


27. Play one people's need to believe to create a cultlike following

28, enter action with boldness

29. Plan all the way to the end

30. Make your accomplishments seem effortless

31. Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.

32. Play to people's fantasies


33. Discover each man's thumbscrew


34. Be royal in your own fashion: act like a king to be treated like one


35. Master the art of timing.

36. Disdain things you cannot have: ignoring them is the best revenge.

37. Create compelling spectacles


38. Think as you like, but behave like others.

39. Stir up waters to catch fish


40. Despise the free lunch( slay queens will not listen)


41. Avoid stepping into a great man's shoes


42: strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter


43: work on the hearts and minds of others.


44. Disarm and infuriate with the mirror effect

45. Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once ( APC fooled us)

46. Never appear too perfect


47. Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn where to stop


48. Assume formlessness
Great
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Jman06(m): 8:46am On Jan 14
Anybody who tries to apply all these laws in his life will just end up like the devil himself. Smart people like us easily detect cunning people and avoid them and whatever they stand for.

No need for all these laws, just flow with nature. Whatever you find yourself doing, do it to the best of your ability. Fight for your rights. React to situations the best you can. Say sorry when you offend someone, get angry when provoked but try and control your anger. Smile, laugh, cry when necessary. Just be yourself and nature will take care of things.
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Pope22(m): 8:47am On Jan 14
dingbang:
You should have listed all the laws...


That way we could take a pick.. Not all must have read the book


List of the 48 laws of power..

1. Never outshine the master

2. Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies

3. Conceal your intentions.

4. Always say less than necessary

5. So much depends on reputation. Gaurd it with your life

6. Create an air of mystery


7. Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit

8. Make other people come to you. Use bait if necessary


9. Win through your actions, never through arguments.


10. Infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky

11. Learn to keep people dependent on you.

12. Use selective generosity and honesty to disarm your victim

13. When asking for help, appeal to their self interest, not to their mercy or gratitude

14. Pose as a friend, work as a spy


15. Crush your enemy totally


16, use absence to increase respect and honor


17. Keep others in suspense, cultivate an air of unpredictability


18. Do not build fortresses to protect thyself, isolation is dangerous


19. Know who you are dealing with. Do not offend the wrong person. (Sadly, the Nigerian police are fond of being foolish at this..)


20. Do not commit to anyone ( loverboys have you heard)

21. Play a sucker to catch a sucker : seem dumber than your mark

22.Use the surrender tactic, transform weakness into power

23. Concentrate your forces


24. Play the perfect courtier


25. Re-create yourself


26. Keep your hands clean


27. Play one people's need to believe to create a cultlike following

28, enter action with boldness

29. Plan all the way to the end

30. Make your accomplishments seem effortless

31. Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.

32. Play to people's fantasies


33. Discover each man's thumbscrew


34. Be royal in your own fashion: act like a king to be treated like one


35. Master the art of timing.

36. Disdain things you cannot have: ignoring them is the best revenge.

37. Create compelling spectacles


38. Think as you like, but behave like others.

39. Stir up waters to catch fish


40. Despise the free lunch( slay queens will not listen)


41. Avoid stepping into a great man's shoes


42: strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter


43: work on the hearts and minds of others.


44. Disarm and infuriate with the mirror effect

45. Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once ( APC fooled us)

46. Never appear too perfect


47. Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn where to stop


48. Assume formlessness
You are a good person, don't mind that OP, maybe he wants us to go and buy the book; who knows if he is a distributor.
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by brownhawk: 8:53am On Jan 14
The book has gotten me too many treasures but I must say there's absolutely no way you'll read that book without getting corrupt .

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by brownhawk: 8:55am On Jan 14
Jman06:
Anybody who tries to apply all these rules in his life will just end up like the devil himself. Smart people like us easily detect cunning people and avoid them and whatever they stand for.

No need for all these laws, just flow with nature. Whatever you find yourself doing, do it to the best of your ability. Fight for your rights. React to situations the best you can. Say sorry when you offend someone, get angry when provoked but try and control your anger. Smile, laugh, cry when necessary. Just be yourself and nature will take care of things.
after praticalizing all laws of power. I'm trying to divert back to the kind of life u just mentioned but it's not easy o shocked because no matter how humane u try to be. People will always make u look or feel like a fool

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by dingbang(m): 8:55am On Jan 14
Pope22:

You are a good person, don't mind that OP, maybe he wants us to go and buy the book; who knows if he is a distributor.
thanks bro..

Lol at least one can deduce the author's explanation of each of the laws by himself by just seeing the laws without reading the book.
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by mediagenius: 8:56am On Jan 14
cry
dingbang:
You should have listed all the laws...


That way we could take a pick.. Not all must have read the book


List of the 48 laws of power..

1. Never outshine the master

2. Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies

3. Conceal your intentions.

4. Always say less than necessary

5. So much depends on reputation. Gaurd it with your life

6. Create an air of mystery


7. Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit

8. Make other people come to you. Use bait if necessary


9. Win through your actions, never through arguments.


10. Infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky

11. Learn to keep people dependent on you.

12. Use selective generosity and honesty to disarm your victim

13. When asking for help, appeal to their self interest, not to their mercy or gratitude

14. Pose as a friend, work as a spy


15. Crush your enemy totally


16, use absence to increase respect and honor


17. Keep others in suspense, cultivate an air of unpredictability


18. Do not build fortresses to protect thyself, isolation is dangerous


19. Know who you are dealing with. Do not offend the wrong person. (Sadly, the Nigerian police are fond of being foolish at this..)


20. Do not commit to anyone ( loverboys have you heard)

21. Play a sucker to catch a sucker : seem dumber than your mark

22.Use the surrender tactic, transform weakness into power

23. Concentrate your forces


24. Play the perfect courtier


25. Re-create yourself


26. Keep your hands clean


27. Play one people's need to believe to create a cultlike following

28, enter action with boldness

29. Plan all the way to the end

30. Make your accomplishments seem effortless

31. Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.

32. Play to people's fantasies


33. Discover each man's thumbscrew


34. Be royal in your own fashion: act like a king to be treated like one


35. Master the art of timing.

36. Disdain things you cannot have: ignoring them is the best revenge.

37. Create compelling spectacles


38. Think as you like, but behave like others.

39. Stir up waters to catch fish


40. Despise the free lunch( slay queens will not listen)


41. Avoid stepping into a great man's shoes


42: strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter


43: work on the hearts and minds of others.


44. Disarm and infuriate with the mirror effect

45. Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once ( APC fooled us)

46. Never appear too perfect


47. Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn where to stop


48. Assume formlessness
Thanks
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by ashawopikin(m): 8:57am On Jan 14
law 7
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by dsocioemmy(m): 8:57am On Jan 14
brownhawk:
The book has gotten me too many treasures but I must say there's absolutely no way you'll read that book without getting corrupt .

you are very correct. You find yourself at the extreme sometimes
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by goldman777: 9:01am On Jan 14
phaphyz05:
No 12
use selective honesty to disarm your victims

Buhari use this one for Nigeria now fulani herds men they show us pepper grin

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by StankovicEgeni(m): 9:01am On Jan 14
Despise the free launch... What is given freely has a hidden obligation.

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by lastmaster(m): 9:05am On Jan 14
mine is law 15.Crush your enemies
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Jman06(m): 9:09am On Jan 14
brownhawk:
after praticalizing all laws of power. I'm trying to divert back to the kind of life u just mentioned but it's not easy o shocked because no matter how humane u try to be. People will always make u look or feel like a fool
Just be yourself my brother. Know that everybody must not like you nor hate you. Make money from your works, you will be surprised how powerful you are when you make money from solving problems.
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Masterclass32: 9:09am On Jan 14
Outrageous book. Will make u cunning and ruthless if you take it too seriously.

Burnt my copy.

The only law that suffices is Love. Love God. Love your neighbour. Unconditionally. If people take advantage of your kindness, well they are the problem, not you. But u gotta shine your eye. A chinese proverb says, ''fool me once, shame on you. Fool me again, shame on me''.

Love makes the world go round. If we all practised love, much of the ills in the world wouldn't have arisen in the first place.

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by goldman777: 9:10am On Jan 14
The author of this book wrote the book to make money from people who don't have a mind of their own.it was a best seller which reveals alot of people out there in the world are not really smart and have a mind of their own and flow with the crowd.Nobody asked who the author was before he wrote this book was he a billionaire, an ex president,king,successful buisness man but ended up fooling a lot of people to buy his book since a lot of people just flow with the crowd and don't have a mind of their own.he didn't state that law in his book and made alot of money from alot of ignorant minds grin.instead in law 38 he said(think as you like,and behave like others)a trick majority of you celebrating and buying this book has fallen for grin

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by nurshah: 9:11am On Jan 14
madridguy:
Attachment enclosed.
Devilish book .. This man made reference to one of 7 books recommended to Chinese being "Art of war"

Why Go mediocre ..thus book teaches how to use people and by the way ,when every one now knows the secrets who then can be fooled?
My favourite isn't even up to 100 pages I think. Small but very powerful
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by lordhugo(m): 9:11am On Jan 14
48. Assume formlessness.

...Best law for last.

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Futureberry: 9:12am On Jan 14
AryaSand:

I hate that particular one, it doeant go down well with me at alI. I Feel it is Cheating. How do you take credit for someone else's work just because they are your subordinate? At least acknowledge their role in whatever it is they did.
these clearly shows you lack proper understanding of the book...pathetic...
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by lordhugo(m): 9:13am On Jan 14
nurshah:

Devilish book .. This man made reference to one of 7 books recommended to Chinese being "Art of war"

Why Go mediocre ..thus book teaches how to use people and by the way ,when every one now knows the secrets who then can be fooled?
My favourite isn't even up to 100 pages I think. Small but very powerful

Sun Tzu - The Art of War.

The dialogues are ruthless.
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Baffupdrizz(m): 9:13am On Jan 14
28. Enter action with boldness!
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Obason22(m): 9:14am On Jan 14
46 never appear too perfect
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by nurshah: 9:15am On Jan 14
lordhugo:


Sun Tzu - The Art of War.

The dialogues are ruthless.


Art of war? Then this one that made reference to over 50 books just to write nko? He poached ideas but majorly na art if war him copy from ...
I actually find his to be unrealistic
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by nurshah: 9:16am On Jan 14
Futureberry:
these clearly shows you lack proper understanding of the book...pathetic...


He us right ..if you are not careful ,you will end up getting more enemies by thus book
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by 99foxxy(f): 9:16am On Jan 14
1, Never outshine the master, 3 Conceal your intentions, 15 Crush your enemy totally and 42 Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by johnaruson(m): 9:17am On Jan 14
Do not fight if you are not in danger. - 48 Laws Of Power.
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by BruncleZuma: 9:20am On Jan 14
dingbang:
thank you brunclezuma.

grin grin grin grin

Even Rich Dad Poor Dad was bollocks.
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by ripbubu: 9:21am On Jan 14
dingbang:
You should have listed all the laws...


That way we could take a pick.. Not all must have read the book


List of the 48 laws of power..

1. Never outshine the master

2. Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies

3. Conceal your intentions.

4. Always say less than necessary

5. So much depends on reputation. Gaurd it with your life

6. Create an air of mystery


7. Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit

8. Make other people come to you. Use bait if necessary


9. Win through your actions, never through arguments.


10. Infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky

11. Learn to keep people dependent on you.

12. Use selective generosity and honesty to disarm your victim

13. When asking for help, appeal to their self interest, not to their mercy or gratitude

14. Pose as a friend, work as a spy


15. Crush your enemy totally


16, use absence to increase respect and honor


17. Keep others in suspense, cultivate an air of unpredictability


18. Do not build fortresses to protect thyself, isolation is dangerous


19. Know who you are dealing with. Do not offend the wrong person. (Sadly, the Nigerian police are fond of being foolish at this..)


20. Do not commit to anyone ( loverboys have you heard)

21. Play a sucker to catch a sucker : seem dumber than your mark

22.Use the surrender tactic, transform weakness into power

23. Concentrate your forces


24. Play the perfect courtier


25. Re-create yourself


26. Keep your hands clean


27. Play one people's need to believe to create a cultlike following

28, enter action with boldness

29. Plan all the way to the end

30. Make your accomplishments seem effortless

31. Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.

32. Play to people's fantasies


33. Discover each man's thumbscrew


34. Be royal in your own fashion: act like a king to be treated like one


35. Master the art of timing.

36. Disdain things you cannot have: ignoring them is the best revenge.

37. Create compelling spectacles


38. Think as you like, but behave like others.

39. Stir up waters to catch fish


40. Despise the free lunch( slay queens will not listen)


41. Avoid stepping into a great man's shoes


42: strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter


43: work on the hearts and minds of others.


44. Disarm and infuriate with the mirror effect

45. Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once ( APC fooled us)

46. Never appear too perfect


47. Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn where to stop


48. Assume formlessness
no laws can save any one without spiritual help from above
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by StankovicEgeni(m): 9:22am On Jan 14
A poem - INVADERS BY EGENI STANLEY

Come and hear again

Things are happening !

The voice of the sore-throated man is not heard
The voice of the jaw-infested one is not heard
Come and hear again

Things are happening

Under shine and cold we went

Hunting for elephants in the forest

A joint effort by all mothertongues

We hunted for elephants

We starved and they too

We burnt in the sun-scorched forest

Skins cut and bled by thorns

Alas !

There was a stampede

A big elephant was shot

It fell on a hare which broke its leg

A blessing , it was thought



Fellow hunters gathered around

Come and hear again

While the hunters rested and dozed off

Some passersby:

The herdsmen disarmed them

The elephant was transported to the market square

Come and hear again

When the hunters woke

There were screams and shouts of wail

The whistle was blown :

An impending holocaust

Reason banished emotion from its republic

Only the wise lame survives

Come and hear again

When they got to the market square

The whole elephant had been shared away

to relatives of the herdsmen

Salt was rubbed on our wounds

Fellow hunters

Come

Let us gather the bones , hooves and tusks

Scoop the blood

Let us establish a museum

For history is made !
Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by Gaddafithe2nd(m): 9:24am On Jan 14
I read some comment where some people called the book devilish, even the author wrote a Reversal for all the laws, the only law that doesn't have a Reversal is Law 5, which states "So much Depends on your Reputation -- Guard it with your life". That law is still the best for me, if you destroy your reputation, you can never have it back

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by iyke926(m): 9:30am On Jan 14
I have read the book, it's deceptive. sad angry

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Re: The 48 Laws Of Power- Which Of The Laws Is Your Favourite? by AryaSand(f): 9:31am On Jan 14
nurshah:



He us right ..if you are not careful ,you will end up getting more enemies by thus book
Please ignore him, he's just looking for who to throw insults at this morning and I won't stoop that low to reply him.

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