Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a
The perfect courtier thrives in a world where everything revolves around power and political dexterity.
Conserve your forces and energies by keeping them concentrated at their strongest point. You gain
When you are weaker, never fight for honour’s sake; choose surrender instead. Surrender gives you
No one likes feeling stupider than the next person. The trick then is to make
It is the fool who always rushes to take sides. Do not commit to any
There are many different kinds of people in the world, and you can never assume
The world is dangerous and enemies are everywhere — everyone has to protect themselves. A
Humans are creatures of habit with an insatiable need to see familiarity in other people’s
All great leaders since Moses have known that a feared enemy must be crushed completely.