"There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Niccolo Machiavelli on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Niccolo Machiavelli on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Niccolo Machiavelli on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Niccolo Machiavelli on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Niccolo Machiavelli on Albert Camus
"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."