The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
I shall always esteem it not much to live in a city where the laws...
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity...
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when...
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom...
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets...
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that...
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
For as laws are necessary that good manners be preserved, so there is need of...
Before all else, be armed.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more...
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He...