Machiavelli

Machiavelli Summary

This book is an anthology of 173 quotes from Niccolo Machiavelli and 41 facts about Niccolo Machiavelli.

“History is written by the victors.”
“It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.”
“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
“Men must either be caressed or else destroyed.”
“War is not so to be avoided, but is only deferred to your disadvantage.”
“A man who wishes to profess at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not good.”

Niccolo Machiavelli was a founder of modern political science.
"The Prince" is based on his diplomatic experience and his reading of ancient history.
In 1502 Niccolo Machiavelli got married and had 4 sons and 2 daughters.
Niccolo Machiavelli was a good father and an affectionate but unfaithful husband.
As the author of the comedy Mandragola, Niccolo Machiavelli has been acclaimed the equal of Moliere.
Joseph Stalin read The Prince and annotated his own copy.



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