If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes
Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries...
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
Never was anything great achieved without danger.
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust...
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it...
A prince must be prudent enough to know how to escape the bad reputation of...
Many have imagined republics and principalities which have never been seen or known to exist...
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones,...
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as...
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and...
Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less...
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.