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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

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.




Translation

Translation

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French
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.

German
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.




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Quotes for: strength


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Quotes about strength:


Consciousness of our powers augments them.
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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
Give unrestrained, the old emotion,
The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!

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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
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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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Quotes for: law


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Quotes for: law


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.
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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.
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People must help one another it is nature's law.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Quotes for: Man


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Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Man is the future of man.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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Niccolo Machiavelli also said...


Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.
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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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Fortune only changes for those who do not know how to conform to their times.
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