"The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Niccolo Machiavelli on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Niccolo Machiavelli on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Niccolo Machiavelli on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Niccolo Machiavelli on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Niccolo Machiavelli on Abraham Lincoln
"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."