use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim – law 12 – #48laws by robert greene

Law 12

One sincere and honest move will cover over dozens of dishonest ones. Open-hearted gestures of honesty and generosity bring down the guard of even the most suspicious people. Once your selective honesty opens a hole in their armor, you can deceive and manipulate them at will. A timely gift – a Trojan horse – will serve the same purpose. –Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power (review)