Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.

from Robert Greene – Law 1: Never Outshine the Master - The Judgment on Rap Genius

Meaning

Again referring back to the first sentence mentioning the importance of making your superiors feel comfortable in their position.

This line also describes one of the greatest instruments with which to gain power—inflate your enemies ego.. A person without humility fails to see his weakness and make corrections.

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