Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527)

“It cannot be called virtue to kill one’s fellow-citizens, betray one’s friends, be without faith, without pity, and without religion; by these methods one may indeed gain power, but not glory.”

  • From The Prince (chapter 8) by Machiavelli, translated and printed by the Henry Regnery Company, 1948.

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