Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527)

“The reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favour, and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.”

  • From The Prince (chapter 6) by Machiavelli, translated and printed by the Henry Regnery Company, 1948.
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