Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli

Italian political thinker, historian, writer, advocate of a strong state power.
Men are always averse to enterprises in which they foresee difficulties.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a true observation of ancient writers, that as men are apt to be cast down by adversity, so they, are easily satiated with prosperity, and that joy and grief produce the same effects. For whenever men are not obliged by necessity to fight they fight from ambition, which is so powerful a passion in the human breast that however high we reach we are never satisfied.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]
Thus it is well to seem merciful, faithful, humane, sincere, religious, and also to be so; but you must have the mind so disposed that when it is needful to be otherwise you may be able to change to the opposite qualities.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For government consists in nothing else but so controlling subjects that they shall neither be able to, nor have cause to do [it] harm.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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