The prince must be a lion, but he must also know how to play the fox.
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)
Source: The prince, 1532
Contributed by: Zaady
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Source: The Prince, 1532
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
Man are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer himself to be tricked.
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