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Flattered or Crushed – “The Prince” – Niccolo Machiavelli

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Means and Ends, Philosophy, Politics, Power

And here we must observe that men must either be flattered or crushed; for they will revenge themselves for slight wrongs, whilst for grave ones they cannot. The injury therefore that you do to a man should be such that you need not fear his revenge.

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