old order

A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on difficult, doubtful, success, dangerous, initiate, new order, reformer, enemies, profit, old order, defenders, fear, adversaries, laws, incredulity, mankind, believe, and experience

There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.  For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favour; and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had the actual experience of it.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)

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