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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 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




Translation  

Translation

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French
Il y a trois sortes d'esprit. Les uns entendent par eux-mêmes ; les autres comprennent tout ce qu'on leur montre ; et quelques uns n'entendent, ni par eux, ni par autrui. Les premiers sont excellents, les seconds sont bons, et les derniers inutiles.”
Nicolas Machiavel - Le Prince

German
Es gibt drei Arten der Intelligenz: die eine versteht alles von selber, die zweite vermag zu begreifen, was andere erkennen, und die dritte begreift weder von selber noch mit Hilfe anderer.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - Der Fürst




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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.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.”
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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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We do not suffer from things to which we are accustomed.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Art of War
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Where nature is lacking, work supplies.”
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