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Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory (The Prince) on the one hand and republicanism (Discourses on Livy) on the other.
years of life: 3 May 1469 22 June 1527

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For if anyone in a naked state should thrash upon the sand under the highest sun, or upon the snow in the most icy months of winter, as did Diogenes, he would be considered mad
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And firstly, if it be not en­tirely new, but is, as it were, a mem­ber of a state which, taken col­lect­ively, may be called com­pos­ite, the changes arise chiefly from an in­her­ent dif­fi­culty which there is in all new prin­cip­al­it­ies; for men change their rulers will­i
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wherein they are de­ceived, be­cause they af­ter­wards find by ex­per­i­ence they have gone from bad to worse. This fol­lows also on an­other nat­ural and com­mon ne­ces­sity, which al­ways

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