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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

We do not suffer from things to which we are accustomed.




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(French)



French
L'habitude atténue les souffrances.




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Custom is second nature.
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
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While love may overcome death, it happens that a small, mean habit can overcome love.
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Custom, then, is the great guide to human life.
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Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
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I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.
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Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
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Who fears to suffer, already suffers what he fears.
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I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.
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No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
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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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Where nature is lacking, work supplies.
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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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