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Niccolo Machiavelli

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Biography - Niccolo Machiavelli:

Italian diplomat, politician, philosopher, humanist and writer.
Born: 1469 - Died: 1527
Period:
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

Politics have no relation to morals.




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We have need of morality only for want of love.
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Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
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All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill.
Let us endeavour then to think well; this is the principle of morality.

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Give and take pleasure, without harming yourself or anyone else — that, I think, sums up morality.
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Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
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Quotes for: politics


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Quotes for: politics


Man is by nature a political animal.
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Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.
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Article II – The goal of any political association is the conservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
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In affairs of state the principles and the foundations must be truth and justice.
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My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
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Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
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Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.
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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.
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A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.
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Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
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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.
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Not to extinguish our free-will, I hold it to be true that fortune is the arbiter of one half of our actions, but that she still leaves us to direct the other half, or perhaps a little less.
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