Niccolo Machiavelli

1469 - 1527

A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on destruction and prophets

Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, 1513

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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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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on adversity, awards, greatness, nobility, security, soul, time, and words

The prince who relies upon their words, without having otherwise provided for his security, is ruined; for friendships that are won by awards, and not by greatness and nobility of soul, although deserved, yet are not real, and cannot be depended upon in time of adversity.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on grief and virtue

A man who wants to act virtuously in every way comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on difficulty

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on appreciation, excellence, and good

There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, the third is useless.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on fear, love, questions, and wishes

From this arises the question Whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both: but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, 1513

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on good and laws

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The chief foundations of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms; and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, 1513

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on aim, art, discipline, study, thought, and war

A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study, but war and its organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli

The end justifies the means.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

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