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A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Promises Quotes,
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Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend read more

Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or your foe, depending on his bringing up

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Sons Quotes,
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Since love and fear can hardly coexist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be read more

Since love and fear can hardly coexist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Fear Quotes,
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each candidate behaved well in the hope of being judged worthy of election. However, this system was disastrous when the read more

each candidate behaved well in the hope of being judged worthy of election. However, this system was disastrous when the city had become corrupt. For then it was not the most virtuous but the most powerful who stood for election, and the weak, even if virtuous, were too frightened to run for office.

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Elections Quotes,
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For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced read more

For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Influence Quotes,
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