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Niccolò Machiavelli

Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius

513 printed pages
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  • Mugisa Pius Edward (Dr. Edds)has quoted10 months ago
    will find the senate maintaining its authority, the magistrates enjoying their honours, rich citizens their wealth, rank and merit held in respect, ease and content everywhere prevailing, rancour, licence corruption and ambition everywhere quenched, and that golden age restored in which every one might hold and support what opinions he pleased. He will see, in short, the world triumphing, the sovereign honoured and revered, the people animated with love, and rejoicing in their security.

    The ultimate manifesto

  • Mugisa Pius Edward (Dr. Edds)has quoted10 months ago
    yet almost all, deceived by a false good and a false glory, allow themselves either ignorantly or wilfully to follow in the footsteps such as deserve blame rather than praise; and, have it in their power to establish, to their lasting renown, a commonwealth or kingdom, turn aside to create a tyranny without a thought how much they thereby lose in name, fame, security, tranquility, and peace of mind; and in name how much infamy, scorn, danger, and disquiet they are?
  • Mugisa Pius Edward (Dr. Edds)has quoted10 months ago
    it is he who does violence with intent to injure, not he who does it with the design to secure tranquility, who merits blame.

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