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No one should therefore fear that he cannot accomplish what others have accomplished, for, men are born, live, and die in quite the same way they always have.


Niccolo Machiavelli

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When you disarm your subjects you offend them by showing that either from cowardliness or lack of fa...
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
The question is, then, do we try to make things easy on ourselves or do we try to make things easy o...
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victi...
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
May princes know then that they begin to lose (their) state at that hour in which they begin to brea...
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI (MACCHIAVELLI)
The acme of judicial distinction means the ability to look a lawyer straight in the eyes for two ho...
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI (MACCHIAVELLI)
There should be many judges, for few will always do the will of few. [It., Bisogna che i giudici ...
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI (MACCHIAVELLI)
A son could bear with great complacency, the death of his father, while the loss of his inheritance...
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI (MACCHIAVELLI)
Yesterday's reaction was exaggerated. The trend is on the rise. Advanced Micro figures confirm it.
NICCOLO PINI
One can only conclude that they (magistrates) want to interfere with the election campaign.
NICCOLO GHEDINI
At Vienna, one of the audience affirmed publicly that my performance was not surprising, for he had ...
NICCOLO PAGANINI
I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.
NICCOLO PAGANINI
The violin is my mistress, but the guitar is my master.
NICCOLO PAGANINI
I'm indignant. Berlusconi is not at all involved in this. I don't know if this was motivated by elec...
NICCOLO GHEDINI
Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
How we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be done rath...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
it is much safer to be feared than loved because ...love is preserved by the link of obligation whic...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
… to a Prince who wants to do great things, it is necessary to learn to deceive.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
It is necessary for a prince wishing to hold his own to know how to do wrong, and to make use of it ...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
It is of the greatest important in this world that a man should know himself, and the measure of his...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Verträge bricht man um des Nutzens willen.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Wisdom consists of knowing how to distinguish the nature of trouble, and in choosing the lesser evil...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
CHAPTER VI
Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired By One's Own Arms And Ability
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NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
A prince must not have any other object nor any other thought… but war, its institutions, and its ...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Every o...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
He who becomes a Prince through the favour of the people should always keep on good terms with them;...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Therefore, it is necessary to be a fox to discover the snares and a lion to terrify the wolves
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are no...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
... From want of foresight men make changes which relishing well at first do not betray their hidden...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Because there are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which apprec...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Men never do good unless necessity drives them to it; but when they are free to choose and can do ju...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Thus it is well to seem merciful faithful humane religious and upright and also to be so but the min...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
It is not titles that honour men, but men that honour titles.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
There is nothing more important than appearing to be religious.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
In conclusion, the arms of others either fall from your back, or they weigh you down, or they bind y...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must ...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws ...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
... He who innovates will have for his enemies all those who are well off under the existing order o...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Never was anything great achieved without danger.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
... If instead of colonies you send troops, the cost is vastly greater, and the whole revenues of th...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
That defense alone is effectual, sure and durable which depends upon yourself and your own valour.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Is it better to be loved or feared?
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect; because fortune is a wo...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
These opportunities, then, gave these men the chance they needed, and their great abilities made the...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
... When Princes devote themselves rather to pleasure than to arms, they lose their dominions.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling ...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of succes...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI
A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most e...
NICCOLò MACHIAVELLI