Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli

Italian political thinker, historian, writer, advocate of a strong state power.
For as laws are necessary that good manners be preserved, so there is need of good manners that law may be maintained.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The greatest remedy that is used against a plan of the enemy is to do voluntarily what he plans that you do by force.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You know better than I that in a Republic talent is always suspect. A man attains an elevated position only when his mediocrity prevents him from being a threat to others. And for this reason a democracy is never governed by the most competent, but rather by those whose insignificance will not jeopardize anyone else's self-esteem.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [07/12/2011 12:07:12]
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [07/12/2011 12:07:34]

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