Italian Writer Quotes

107 Italian Writer 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."
"The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes."
"I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it."
"Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more."
"The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous."
"Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces."
"The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present."
"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."
"Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain."
Author: Machiavelli Quotes Category: Italian Writer Quotes Mankind Quotes
"Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil."
"One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived."
"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times."
"The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him."
"Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked."
"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles."
"The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all."
"A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests."
"Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society."
"We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either."
"Never was anything great achieved without danger."

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