Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes

Niccolo Machiavelli quotes

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotations
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Renaissance Italian (Florence) historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, and writer.
Lived: 1469-1527

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“There is no avoiding war;  it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.”
– Niccolo Machiavelli

“The first method of estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”
– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

“I hold it to be of great prudence for men to abstain from threats and insulting words towards any one, for neither the one nor the other in any way diminishes the strength of the enemy; but the one makes him more cautious, and the other increases his hatred of you, and makes him more persevering in his efforts to injure you”
– Niccolo Machiavelli

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.
– Niccolo Machiavelli

“Never do an enemy a small injury”
– Niccolo Machiavelli

“War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.”
– Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes

“Few men are brave by nature, but good order and experience make many so. Good order and discipline in many army are to be depended upon than courage alone.”
– Niccolo Machiavelli

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