"Politics have no relation to morals."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Niccolo Machiavelli on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Niccolo Machiavelli on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Niccolo Machiavelli on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Niccolo Machiavelli on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Niccolo Machiavelli on Joseph Stalin
"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."