Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli

Italian political thinker, historian, writer, advocate of a strong state power.
In order not to annul our free will, I judge it true that Fortune may be mistress of one half our actions but then even she leaves the other half, or almost, under our control.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect; because fortune is a woman and if she is to be submissive it is necessary to beat and coerce her.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All the States and Governments by which men are or ever have been ruled, have been and are either Republics or Princedoms.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never do an enemy a small injury.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If his own prowess fails to compare with theirs, at least it has an air of greatness about it.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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