quotes tagged with 'niccolomachiavelli'

When evening comes, I return home and go into my study. On the threshold I strip off my muddy, sweaty, workday clothes, and put on the robes of court and palace, and in this graver dress I enter the antique courts of the ancients and am welcomed by them, and there I taste the food that alone is mine, and for which I was born. And there I make bold to speak to them and ask the motives of their actions, and they, in their humanity, reply to me. And for the space of four hours I forget the world, remember no vexation, fear poverty no more, tremble no more at death: I pass indeed into their world.

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books library niccolomachiavelli tired characters 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The Swiss are at once the best armed and the freest people in the world.

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli, Source: The Prince, chapter 12 (1513)Saved by ImaWriterIII in defense liberty freedom war foreignpolicy militia military switzerland niccolomachiavelli 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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