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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)


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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

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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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Quotes about strength:



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That which does not kill me makes me stronger."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
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Consciousness of our powers augments them."
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion."
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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...and nobody knows the extent of his strength until he has tried."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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There is no justice in putting strength on a level above wisdom."
Xenophanes
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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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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law."
Immanuel Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
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Niccolo Machiavelli also said...



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Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are."
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear."
Niccolo Machiavelli
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A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent."
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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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."
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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Where nature is lacking, work supplies."
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Art of War
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The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes."
Niccolo Machiavelli
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