A prince is also esteemed when he is a true friend and a true enemy.
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The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
It is often found that modesty and humility not only do no good, but are positively hurtful, when they are shown to the arrogant who have taken up a prejudice against you, either from envy or from any other cause.
A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent, so that if he does not attain to their greatness, at any rate he will get some tinge of it.
The chief foundations of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws.
It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.
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