A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on confidence, cowardice, distrust, hatred, and people

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.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, 1513

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