Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Niccolo Machiavelli quotes and Niccolo Machiavelli sayings, and Niccolo Machiavelli proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"Politics have no relation to morals."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present."

Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Niccolo Machiavelli

"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one’s own ignorance."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself."

Niccolo Machiavelli

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