Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: Since the handling of arms is a beautiful spectacle, it is delightful to young men.
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Niccolo Machiavelli Quote: The Romans never allowed a trouble spot to remain simply to avoid going to war over it, because they knew that wars don't just go away, they are only postponed to someone else's advantage. Therefore, they made war with Philip and Antiochus in Greece, in order not to have to fight them in Italy... They never went by that saying which you constantly hear from the wiseacres of our day, that time heals all things. They trusted rather their own character and prudence- knowing perfectly well that time contains the seeds of all things, good as well as bad.
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Quotes about Niccolo Machiavelli: Conquered states that have been accustomed to liberty and the government of their own laws can be held by the conqueror in three different ways. The first is to ruin them; the second, for the conqueror to go and reside there in person; and the third is to allow them to continue to live under their own laws, subject to a regular tribute, and to create in them a government of a few, who will keep the country friendly to the conqueror
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Quote about Niccolo Machiavelli: He who has not first laid his foundations may be able with great ability to lay them afterwards, but they will be laid with trouble to the architect and danger to the building.
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Niccolo Machiavelli Sayings: A prince need trouble little about conspiracies when the people are well disposed, but when they are hostile and hold him in hatred, then he must fear everything and everybody.
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Niccolo Machiavelli Saying: When settling disputes between his subjects, he should ensure that his judgement is irrevocable; and he should be so regarded that no one ever dreams of trying to deceive or trick him.
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Sayings about Niccolo Machiavelli: For a prince should have two fears: one, internal concerning his subjects; the other, external, concerning foreign powers. From the latter he can always defend himself by his good troops and friends; and he will always have good friends if he has good troops.
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Saying about Niccolo Machiavelli: When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
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Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: A wise prince will seek means by which his subjects will always and in every possible condition of things have need of his government, and then they will always be faithful to him.
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Niccolo Machiavelli Quote: Delusion gives you more happiness than truth gives to me. For injuries ought to be done all at one time, so that, being tasted less, they offend less; benefits ought to be given little by little, so that the flavour of them may last longer.
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Quotes about Niccolo Machiavelli: Though fraud in all other actions be odious, yet in matters of war it is laudable and glorious, and he who overcomes his enemies by stratagem is as much to be praised as he who overcomes them by force.
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Quote about Niccolo Machiavelli: ....for friendships that are acquired by a price and not by greatness and nobility of character are purchased but are not owned, and at the proper moment they cannot be spent.
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Niccolo Machiavelli Sayings: A prince ought to have two fears, one from within, on account of his subjects, the other from without, on account of external powers.
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Niccolo Machiavelli Saying: God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.
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Sayings about Niccolo Machiavelli: God and nature have thrown all human fortunes into the midst of mankind; and they are thus attainable rather by rapine than by industry, by wicked actions rather than by good. Hence it is that men feed upon each other, and those who cannot defend themselves must be worried.
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Saying about Niccolo Machiavelli: A prince, therefore, must not mind incurring the charge of cruelty for the purpose of keeping his subjects united and confident; for, with a very few examples, he will be more merciful than those who, from excess of tenderness, allow disorders to arise, from whence spring murders and rapine; for these as a rule injure the whole community, while the executions carried out by the prince injure only one individual. And of all princes, it is impossible for a new prince to escape the name of cruel, new states being always full of dangers. ...
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Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: For government consists in nothing else but so controlling subjects that they shall neither be able to, nor have cause to do [it] harm.
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Niccolo Machiavelli Quote: The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
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