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30 Inspirational Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes On Success



30 Inspirational Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes On Success

Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer of the Renaissance period. He has often been called the father of modern political science. He was for many years a senior official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his most renowned work The Prince (ll Principe) in 1513. May his quotes inspire you to be a person of success so that you live your dreams.

1. “I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.” Niccolo Machiavelli

2. “It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.” Niccolo Machiavelli

3. “There’s no honey without bees.” Niccolo Machiavelli

4. “Politics have no relation to morals.” Niccolo Machiavelli

5. “It is not titles that honour men but men that honour titles.” Niccolo Machiavelli

6. “The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognise traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.” Niccolo Machiavelli

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

8. “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a rule is to look at the men he has around him.” Niccolo Machiavelli

9. “Everyone see what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.” Niccolo Machiavelli

10. “Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” Niccolo Machiavelli

11. “Never was anything great achieved without danger.” Niccolo Machiavelli

12. “A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.” Niccolo Machiavelli

13. “When you disarm people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.” Niccolo Machiavelli

14. “Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” Niccolo Machiavelli

15. “The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.” Niccolo Machiavelli

16. “Good soldiers will always procure gold.” Niccolo Machiavelli

17. “It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to enslave a people that wants to remain free.” Niccolo Machiavelli

18. “To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people.” Niccolo Machiavelli

19. “Only a few know the real you.” Niccolo Machiavelli

20. “Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes but few have the gift of penetration.” Niccolo Machiavelli

21. “No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.” Niccolo Machiavelli

22. “There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling the truth will not offend you.” Niccolo Machiavelli

23. “He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.” Niccolo Machiavelli

24. “One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.” Niccolo Machiavelli

25. “A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one’s own ignorance.” Niccolo Machiavelli

26. “The end justifies the means.” Niccolo Machiavelli

27. “Tardiness often robs us of opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.” Niccolo Machiavelli

28. “It is better to act and repent, than not to act and repent.” Niccolo Machiavelli

29. “The envious nature of men; so prompt to blame, so slow to praise.” Niccolo Machiavelli

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


My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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    August 20, 2020 at 1:04 pm

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