Niccolo Machiavelli Quote
“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.”
The Prince (1513), Ch. XX
“The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not.”
The Prince (1513), Ch. XXV
“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.”
The Prince (1513), Ch. XXII - "Of the Advisers of Princes"
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsNiccolo Machiavelli
Born: May 3, 1469
Died: June 21, 1527 (age 58)
Bio: Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian historian, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern political science, he was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry.