"War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Niccolo Machiavelli on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Niccolo Machiavelli on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Niccolo Machiavelli on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Niccolo Machiavelli on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Niccolo Machiavelli on Winston Churchill
"No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution."
"One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others."
"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times."
"A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests."
"Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear."
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