Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli

Italian political thinker, historian, writer, advocate of a strong state power.
Then also pretexts for seizing property are never wanting, and one who begins to live by rapine will always find some reason for taking the goods of others, whereas causes for taking life are rarer and more quickly destroyed.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For this is the tragedy of man circumstances change, but he does not.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hold it to be of great prudence for men to abstain from threats and insulting words towards any one, for neither the one nor the other in any way diminishes the strength of the enemy; but the one makes him more cautious, and the other increases his hatred of you, and makes him more persevering in his efforts to injure youMore Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And if, to be sure, sometimes you need to conceal a fact with words, do it in such a way that it does not become known, or, if it does become known, that you have a ready and quick defense.More Niccolo Machiavelli quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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