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Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Evil 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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Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for read more

I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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A prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If read more

A prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If his own prowess fails to compare with theirs, at least it has an air of greatness about it.

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Men Quotes,
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