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 Niccoló Machiavelli - “God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms - you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “The chief foundations of all states... are good laws and good arms. And as there cannot be good laws where there are not good arms... where there are good arms there must be good laws...”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “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.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Benefits should be conferred gradually and in that way they will taste better.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “I'm not interested in preserving the status quo I want to overthrow it.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “War is just when it is necessary arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.”
 Niccoló Machiavelli - “It should be noted that when he seizes a state the new ruler ought to determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He should inflict them once and for all, and not have to renew them every day.”

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