Niccolò Machiavelli

  • Never was anything great achieved without danger

    Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception

    Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Because 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

    Niccolò Machiavelli
  • And here comes in 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

    Niccolò Machiavelli
  • In conclusion, the arms of others either fall from your back, or they weigh you down, or they bind you fast

    Niccolò Machiavelli
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