Francesco Guicciardini

Francesco Guicciardini

Like other men, I have sought honours and preferment, and often have obtained them beyond my wishes or hopes. Yet never have I found in them that content which I had figured beforehand in my mind. A strong reason, if we well consider it, why we should disencumber ourselves of vain desires.More Francesco Guicciardini quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As it is our nature to be more moved by hope than fear, the example of one we see abundantly rewarded cheers and encourages us far more than the sight of many who have not been well treated disquiets us.More Francesco Guicciardini quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.More Francesco Guicciardini quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pay no heed to those who tell you that they have relinquished place and power of their own accord, and from their love of quiet. For almost always they have been brought to this retirement by their insufficiency and against their will.More Francesco Guicciardini quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ambition is not in itself an evil; nor is he to be condemned whose spirit prompts him to seek fame by worthy and honourable ways.More Francesco Guicciardini quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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