Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
Before all else, be armed.
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand...
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack,...
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom...
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Never was anything great achieved without danger.
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as...
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity...
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust...
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more...
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope...
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.