Law 23: Concentrate Your Forces

The 48 Laws Of Power Summary Series

Alexander Emmanual Sandalis
8 min readJan 21, 2017

Judgement

“Conserve your forces and energies by keeping them concentrated at their strongest point. You gain more by finding a rich mine and mining it deeper, than by flitting from one shallow mine to another — intensity defeats extensity every time. When looking for sources of power to elevate you, find the one key patron, the fat cow who will give you milk for a long time to come.”

The Goose and the Horse — A Fable About Maximizing Your Strengths

A Goose who was plucking grass thought herself affronted by a horse who fed near her; and, in hissing accents thus addressed him:

“I am certainly a more noble and perfect animal than you,” the goose hissed, “For the whole range and extent of your faculties is confined to one element. However, I can walk upon the ground, just as you do, as well as take to the air with my wings and when it pleases me, I can land on a pond or lake, refreshing myself in the cool waters. I enjoy the different…

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Alexander Emmanual Sandalis

Self-reflective writings & book summaries on philosophy, psychology and human behaviour. Video’s + podcast → youtube.com/emmanualalexander