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Crush your enemy completely if you have to

(Extracted from The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli) People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you...

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Be loved and feared. Otherwise better feared than loved.

(Extracted from The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli) whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them...

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Strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer

(Extracted from The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli) All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition...

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