Robert Greene Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old robert greene quotes, robert greene sayings, and robert greene proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Hasty climbers have sudden falls.      

Robert Greene

I believe that everything happens for a reason, and what seems bad at first might in fact be something of a blessing.     

Robert Greene

Sexuality is extremely disruptive. The insecurities and emotions it stirs up can often cut short a relationship that would otherwise be deeper and longer lasting.     

Robert Greene

You must learn to stir people's curiosity by letting them glimpse something in your private life.     

Robert Greene

Never rush into the waiting arms of the first person who seems to like you. That is not seduction but insecurity.     

Robert Greene

Your greatest power in seduction is your ability to turn away, to make others come after you, delaying their satisfaction.     

Robert Greene

When our emotions are engaged, we often have trouble seeing things as they are.     

Robert Greene

Your unhappiness is a way of speaking to you, it's telling you something isn't right.     

Robert Greene

If you're really driven and you want something deep, hard enough in life, you're going to get it.     

Robert Greene

News makes things black and white. Documentary filmmaking should do the opposite.     

Robert Greene

Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect.     

Robert Greene

No greater mischief could be wrought than love united to a jealous thought.     

Robert Greene

The passive ironic attitude is not cool or romantic, but pathetic and destructive.     

Robert Greene

The human tongue is a beast that few can master.     

Robert Greene

Be relentless in your pursuit for expansion.     

Robert Greene

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content. The quiet mind is richer than a crown.     

Robert Greene

The human tongue is a beast that few can master.     

Robert Greene

Be Royal in your on own fashion. Act like a King to be treated.     

Robert Greene

Our times might emphasize equality, which we then mistake for the need for everyone to be the same, but what we really mean by this is the equal chance for people to express their differences, to let a thousand flowers bloom.     

Robert Greene

When there are no other options, people fight harder. If the choice is life or death they have nothing to lose.     

Robert Greene

Do not wait for a coronation; the greatest emperors crown themselves.     

Robert Greene

Mastery is not a question of genetics of luck, but of following your natural inclinations and the deep desires that stirs you from within.     

Robert Greene

Mastery is not a function of I.Q. or natural talent or wealthy parents who can send you to the best school, but rather the result of going through a learning process, fueled by the desire to grow and the persistence to push past any obstacles.     

Robert Greene

We generally follow what others have done, performing the accepted exercises for these skills. This is the path of amateurs. To attain mastery, you must adopt what we shall call Resistance Practice. The principle is simple – you go in the opposite direction of all of your natural tendencies when it comes to practice.     

Robert Greene

Anyone who would spend ten years absorbing the techniques and conventions of their field, trying them out, mastering them, exploring and personalizing them, would inevitably find their authentic voice and give birth to something unique and expressive.     

Robert Greene

Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.     

Robert Greene

Twere sin to stain fair Venus' courts with blood     

Robert Greene