The Price of Success - Your
(May sound cold and ugly, but so is life.
Everything has a price, and this is the price of
41. Never allow your outward appearance or your
spoken word to betray what you are really thinking;
your struggle for the top is rooted in deception and
mendacity and the only tool you need is perverse
despotism; it is the civilized way of things.
42. In order to maintain deception and control
and the goal of the moment, always sandwich a lie
between two truths; or, conversely, always sandwich
a truth between two lies.
43. In time of "crisis," keep your "friends"
close and your "enemies" closer.
44. The legal system and its players have but one
agenda: WIN under the law; the goal under that
agenda is to "line your pockets with as much wealth
as the client will permit;" and remember "justice"
45. Remember, "Law" is to "Justice" as "Medicine
[Witchcraft]" is to "Immortality."
46. Look for meaning where you can find it (which
assumes you have the "eyes" to see it).
47. Be good to yourself; indulge yourself at
someone else's expense.
48. Express yourself (which assumes that there is
a "self" to express); but, do it succinctly, you
should not reveal too much.
49. Always cover your back; even if you have to
use a wall, preferably, someone else's.
50. Look closely at all you despise; you may see
success and may see your own reflection. (It is
always good to have a model and someone to whom you
can look up.)
51. Always support the "successful;" after all,
if the masses did not have them, to whom would the
masses focus their hatred; i.e., contempt, disdain,
loathing, abhorrence, derision, and contumely, which
in turn breeds arrogance, insolence, impudence, and
audacity; fundamental characteristics of the
52. Sympathy is irrelevant; it is a
characteristic of the masses and is their weakness.
53. Know that your "nobility" will be measured by
your unmerciful cruelty.
54. Never show remorse for your victims; they are
"casualties of the game;" besides, a really
dedicated/committed despot never shows remorse.
55. Trust no one when the cardinal agenda is the
56. What is yours, is yours; what is there's is
negotiable. (Corollary: Now that I have mine, l want
to watch you try to get yours.)
57. Deal fairly with all you encounter; only when
it provides you an advantage.
58. Be sensitive to the "rights" of others; it is
your responsibility to help them to become part of
the masses; after all, it is their only "right."
59. Do unto others before they do it to you.
60. Always try to determine the other person's
"dreams;" it reveals much about their immediate
position; and, therefore, their strategy, goals, and
aspirations; a time will present itself when you
will profit from the use of such knowledge.