Quote by: Niccolo Machiavelli

For the friendships which we buy with a price, and do not gain by greatness and nobility of character, though they be fairly earned are not made good, but fail us when we have occasion to use them.


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Author Bio


  • 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