Quote by: Niccolo Machiavelli

And you have to understand this, that a prince, especially a new one, cannot observe all those things for which men are esteemed, being often forced, in order to maintain the state, to act contrary to faith, friendship, humanity, and religion. “ The Prince, XVIII, 5


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  • NameNiccolo Machiavelli
  • DescriptionItalian politician and writer
  • AliasesNiccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli; Machiavelli
  • BornMay 3, 1469
  • DiedJune 21, 1527
  • CountryItaly
  • ProfessionPlaywright; Politician; Historian; Philosopher; Political Theorist; Military Theorist; Writer
  • WorksThe Prince