Machiavelli #18

It’s much safer to be feared than loved. –Niccolò Machiavelli Follow @oxhorn

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Machiavelli #17

A ruler mustn’t worry about being labeled cruel when it’s a question of keeping his subjects loyal and united; using a little exemplary severity, he will prove more compassionate than the leader whose excessive compassion leads to public disorder, muggings

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Machiavelli #16

A ruler in power and a man seeking power are two different things. For the ruler already in power generosity is dangerous; for the man seeking power it is essential. –Niccolò Machiavelli Follow @oxhorn

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Machiavelli #15

Many writers have dreamed up republics and kingdoms that bear no resemblance to experience and never existed in reality; there is such a gap between how people actually live and how they ought to live that anyone who declines to

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Machiavelli #14

Another thing a ruler must do to exercise his mind is read history, in particular accounts of great leaders and their achievements. –Niccolò Machiavelli Follow @oxhorn

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Machiavelli #13

A ruler, then, must never stop thinking about war and preparing for war and he must work at it even more in peacetime than in war itself. –Niccolò Machiavelli Follow @oxhorn

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Machiavelli #12

The thing most likely to bring about a ruler’s downfall is his neglect of the art of war; the thing most likely to win him power is becoming an expert in it. –Niccolò Machiavelli Follow @oxhorn

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