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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

A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.




Translation

Translation

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French
Un homme prudent doit toujours s'engager sur des chemins battus par de grands hommes et imiter ceux qui ont été très excellents.

German
Ein kluger Mann sollte immer den von großen Menschen beschrittenen Weg gehen und die Besten imitieren.




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Know or listen to those who know.

Examine men's ruling principles, even those of the wise, what kind of things they avoid, and what kind they pursue.




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A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.
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Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.
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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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