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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

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.




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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.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
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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 XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.
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Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.
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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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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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