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A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.   Life
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the ...   Life
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of...   Life
Before all else, be armed.   Life
Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will tast...   Life
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little dif...   Life
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will ...   Life
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.   Life
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.   Life
Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and...   Life
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.   Life
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.   Life
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.   Life
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.   Life
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment th...   Life
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merel...   Life
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure them...   Life
Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for...   Life
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the en...   Business
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and gr...   Life
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.   Life
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be dec...   Life
Politics have no relation to morals.   Life
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements wit...   Life
Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness m...   Life
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared ...   Life
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.   Life
The chief foundations of all states... are good laws and good arms. An...   Life
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for...   Life
The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necess...   Life
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look...   Life
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or ...   Life
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer ...   Life
The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inf...   Life
The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that...   Life
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a ne...   Life
The question is, then, do we try to make things easy on ourselves or d...   Life
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.   Life
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing...   Life
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of...   Life
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to cond...   Life
To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to un...   Life
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is n...   Life
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace onl...   Life
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved withou...   Life
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that ...   Life
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.   Life
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great ...   Life
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the ti...   Life