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Every one admits how praiseworthy it is in a prince to keep faith, and to live with integrity and not with craft. Nevertheless our experience has been that those princes who have done great things have held good faith of little account, and have known how to circumvent the intellect of men by craft, and in the end have overcome those who have relied on their word.

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, The Prince

Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful.

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, The Prince

God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, The Prince

Men climb from one ambition to another.

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, Discourses on Livy

When fortune wishes to bring mighty events to a successful conclusion, she selects some man of spirit and ability who knows how to seize the opportunity she offers.

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, attributed, Day's Collacon


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