The 9th Law of Power

The book, 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers remains one of the most powerful books of our time. The 48 laws propounded in the book are valid and truly powerful, though some people may find them to be too hard to follow.

One of my favorites of the 48 laws is the ninth.

The 9th law says, Win through your Actions, Never through Argument. In summary, the 9th law states that, “Any momentary triumph you think gained through argument is really a Pyrrhic victory: The resentment and ill will you stir up is stronger and lasts longer than any momentary change of opinion. It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.”

This holds true in politics.

It holds true in relationships.

And it holds true at work.

By your acts, we shall know you.

Enough of rhetoric.

Enough of arguments and counter-arguments.


And let your actions speak for you.





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