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Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are."

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.




Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven. In the former I shall enjoy the company of popes, kings and princes, while in the latter are only beggars, monks and apostles"

I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven. In the former I shall enjoy the company of popes, kings and princes, while in the latter are only beggars, monks and apostles




Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "A government which does not trust its citizens to be armed is not itself to be trusted."

A government which does not trust its citizens to be armed is not itself to be trusted.




Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Men are so stupid and concerned with their present needs, they will always let themselves be deceived."

Men are so stupid and concerned with their present needs, they will always let themselves be deceived.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to enslave a people that wants to remain free."

It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to enslave a people that wants to remain free.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good."

Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good.




Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance."

A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Power is the pivot on which everything hinges. He who has the power is always right; the weaker is always wrong."

Power is the pivot on which everything hinges. He who has the power is always right; the weaker is always wrong.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "it is better to act and repent than not to act and regret."

it is better to act and repent than not to act and regret.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Politics have no relation to morals."

Politics have no relation to morals.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it."

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.




Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul."

Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Gold will not always get you good soldiers, but good soldiers can get you gold."

Gold will not always get you good soldiers, but good soldiers can get you gold.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration."

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



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Always assume incompetence before looking for conspiracy."

Always assume incompetence before looking for conspiracy.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "The ends justifies the means."

The ends justifies the means.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "There is nothing more important than appearing to be religious."

There is nothing more important than appearing to be religious.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions."

Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not to suffer."

Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not to suffer.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared."

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "There is nothing as likely to succeed as what the enemy believes you cannot attempt."

There is nothing as likely to succeed as what the enemy believes you cannot attempt.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "A battle that you win cancels all your mistakes."

A battle that you win cancels all your mistakes.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others."

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



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "The state is not an organism capable of bringing either moral or material improvements to the populace...but merely a vehicle of power for the men and party in power."

The state is not an organism capable of bringing either moral or material improvements to the populace...but merely a vehicle of power for the men and party in power.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "It is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman."

It is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please."

Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command."

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred."

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Laa shay'a waqi'un moutlaq bale kouloun moumkine...We work in the Dark, to serve the Light."

Laa shay'a waqi'un moutlaq bale kouloun moumkine...We work in the Dark, to serve the Light.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived."

Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "How perilous it is to free a people who prefer slavery."

How perilous it is to free a people who prefer slavery.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived."

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible."

The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling you the truth will not offend you."

There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling you the truth will not offend you.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."

For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "I hold it to be a proof of great prudence for men to abstain from threats and insulting words toward anyone, for neither diminishes the strength of the enemy."

I hold it to be a proof of great prudence for men to abstain from threats and insulting words toward anyone, for neither diminishes the strength of the enemy.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution."

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "How we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be done rather than what is done will learn the way to his downfall rather than to his preservation."

How we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be done rather than what is done will learn the way to his downfall rather than to his preservation.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "A multitude is strong while it holds together, but so soon as each of those who compose it begins ro think of his own private danger, it becomes weak and contemptible."

A multitude is strong while it holds together, but so soon as each of those who compose it begins ro think of his own private danger, it becomes weak and contemptible.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Half of these aren't even Machiavelli. Some are Plato, Thucydides etc....doesnt anyone check these?"

Half of these aren't even Machiavelli. Some are Plato, Thucydides etc....doesnt anyone check these?



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "One must be a fox to recognize traps and a lion to frighten wolves"

One must be a fox to recognize traps and a lion to frighten wolves



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great."

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise."

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it."

I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Knowing how to fight made men more bold, because no one fears doing what it seems to him he has learned to do. Therefore, the ancients wanted their citizens to be trained in every warlike action."

Knowing how to fight made men more bold, because no one fears doing what it seems to him he has learned to do. Therefore, the ancients wanted their citizens to be trained in every warlike action.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain."

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil."

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.



Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes: "A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair."

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.