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Devoted While Danger is Distant – “The Prince” – Niccolo Machiavelli

August 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Philosophy, Politics, Power

For of men it may generally be affirmed, that they are thankless, fickle, false studious to avoid danger, greedy of gain, devoted to you while you are able to confer benefits upon them, and ready, as I said before, while danger is distant, to shed their blood, and sacrifice their property, their lives, and their children for you; but in the hour of need they turn against you.

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