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Тhe Week… Lighthouses with Niccolo Machiavelli

April 6, 2010 by · 2 comments

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Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes; but few have the gift of penetration.

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To be feared is much safer than to be loved.

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Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

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When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

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One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.

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Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

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There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

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War cannot be avoided; it can only be postponed to the other`s advantage.

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The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

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