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A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
Promises
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.
Favors
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Hatred
Niccolo Machiavelli

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It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Fear
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations.
Judgment and Judges
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
Leaders and Leadership
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
Inheritance
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Humankind
Niccolo Machiavelli

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One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
Change
Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
Punctuality
Niccolo Machiavelli

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The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Promises
Niccolo Machiavelli

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There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
War
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
Will and Will Power
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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