Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful.
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
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.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.