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Avoiding war
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Niccolo Machiavelli | war and peace

Feared or loved?
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

No marals
Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

One change
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
Niccolo Machiavelli | change

Princes and governments
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

Sign of decay in a country
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

The introduction of a new order of things
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.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

The main foundations of every state
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

The rise of a man
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

Three kinds of intelligence
There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli | intelligence

To be obeyed
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

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