Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and...
The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He...
To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand...
For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one...
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope...
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom...
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when...
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the...
I shall always esteem it not much to live in a city where the laws...
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less...
Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.
Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave.
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.