Moving Forward With Machiavelli

Moving Forward With Machiavelli


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Keep your momentum with sound advice from Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer, Niccolò Machiavelli.


Machiavelli, born in 1469, was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher and humanist, of the period and has often been called the father of modern political science. He was for many years a senior official in the Florentine Republic overseeing both diplomatic and military affairs. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. 


The term "Machiavellian" is often associated with deceit. However, commentators, such as Baruch Spinoza and Jean-Jacques Rousseau have stated that he was actually a republican. Even when writing The Prince, his writings were an inspiration to Enlightenment proponents of modern democratic political philosophy.

Regardless of your stance on Machiavelli as a person or political figure, his poignant recorded quotes, such as those listed below, reveal how this philosopher's  drive was undeniably inspiring. 

"The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”


"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.”


"The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.”


"Never was anything great achieved without danger.”


"Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great."


"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”


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