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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
Source: The Prince

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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."
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince



Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


FrenchQuote
Il y a deux manières de combattre, l’une avec les lois, l’autre avec la force. La première est propre aux hommes, l’autre nous est commune avec les bêtes."
Nicolas Machiavel - Le Prince

GermanQuote
Es gibt zwei Arten des Kampfes, den einen mit den Gesetzen, den anderen mit der Gewalt. Die erste gehört den Menschen, die zweite den Thieren."
Niccolo Machiavelli - Der Fürst


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That which does not kill me makes me stronger."
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Consciousness of our powers augments them."
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On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow."
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion."
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...and nobody knows the extent of his strength until he has tried."
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Quotes for: law:



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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article VIII – The law should establish only penalties that are strictly and evidently necessary, and no one can be punished but under a law established and promulgated before the offense and legally applied."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes."
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law
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