Quotes from Machiavelli’s “The Prince” 1513

“Application of the doctrine of power holds that highminded words can be used by the powerful, the demagogue and the hypocrite, or the merely self-deluded, to arouse passion and prejudice and sentimentality for the wrong reasons in favor of disguised real aims, thus to deceive the people and to lead them by easy stages to sacrifice their own interests in the service of power.”

“Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.”

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”

“He who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived.”

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