The 48 Laws of Power

The formula to follow for success and prosperity

Sean Peck


The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most famous and popular books when it comes to self-improvement and becoming more confident as well.

Let’s go over the laws, so that you won’t have to!

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. Action speaks louder than words

5. So much depends on reputation, guard your reputation with your life

6. Court Attention at all costs, all publicity is good publicity

7. Get others to do the work for you

8. Make other people come to you, use bait if necessary

9. Win through your actions, not arguments

10. Infection: Avoid the unhappy and unlucky

11. Learn how to keep people dependent on you

12. Use selective honesty to disarm your victim

13. Asking for help appeal to people’s self-interest

14. Pose as a friend, and work as a spy. Test people’s honesty before you continue trusting them

15. Crush your enemy totally

16. Use absence to increase respect and honor, it’s when we lose something that we finally figure out how valuable it was to us. You will be appreciated more on your return

17. Cultivate an air of unpredictability

18. Isolation is dangerous

19. Don’t offend the wrong person. Avoid insulting others, you don’t know who or what you’re dealing with

20. Do not commit to anyone

21. Play a sucker to catch a sucker. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing

22. Surrender Tactic: Transform weakness into power

23. Concentrate your forces, use all of your energy to master your craft

24. Okay the perfect courtier, obeys masters but shines in his own light. Not powerless…



Sean Peck

Content writer on self-improvement, and making money online. Changing life for the better (IG: @sseanpeck)