Niccolò Machiavelli Quotes
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people.
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.
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.