A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on belief, difficulty, enemies, experience, fear, force, government, incredulity, laws, men, opportunity, order, rules, security, success, and uncertainty

Those who by valorous ways become princes, like these men ['Moses, Cyrus, Romulus, Theseus, and such like'], acquire a principality with difficulty, but they keep it with ease. The difficulties they have in acquiring it rise in part from the new rules and methods which they are forced to introduce to establish their government and its security. And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, then to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them. Thus it happens that whenever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, whilst the others defend lukewarmly, in such wise that the prince is endangered along with them.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, 1532

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A Quote by Moss Hart on certainty, change, dawn, life, security, and success

Can success change the human mechanism so completely between one dawn and another? Can it make one feel taller, more alive, handsomer, uncommonly gifted and indomitably secure with the certainty that this is the way life will always be? It can and it does!

Moss Hart (1904 - 1961)

Source: Act One, 1959

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A Quote by Morton C. Blackwell on home and security

36. Keep a secure home base.

Morton C. Blackwell (1939 -)

Source: Morton C. Blackwell in “Laws of Politics”

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A Quote by Morris L. West on acceptance, conflict, consequences, darkness, death, doubt, life, needs, risk, and security

One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.

Morris L. West (1916 -)

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A Quote by Michael J. Gelb on bureaucracy, mediocrity, people, performance, security, seriousness, and thinking

Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.

Michael J. Gelb

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A Quote by Maxwell Maltz on balance and security

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.

Maxwell Maltz

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A Quote by Maximilian François Robespierre on justice and security

Terror is nothing more than justice, prompt, secure and inflexible.

Maximilian Francois Robespierre (1758 - 1794)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on conformity, majorities, security, success, and world

Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love (1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on change, fear, ideas, pain, and security

The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on brothers, dedication, discipline, hope, justice, lies, peace, security, and world

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love

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