Who is Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli ( MAK-ee-ə-VEL-ee, US also MAHK-, Italian: [nikkoˈlɔ mmakjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527), occasionally rendered in English as Nicholas Machiavel ( MAK-ee-ə-vel, US also MAHK-; see below), was an Italian diplomat, author, philosopher and historian who lived during the Renaissance. He is best known for his political treatise The Prince (Il Principe), written about 1513 but not published until 1532. He has often been called the father of modern political philosophy and political science.For many years he served as a senior official in the Florentine Republic with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is also important to historians and scholars of Ital...
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Unknownleadere: politics have no relation to morals --niccolo machiavelli
The_r3negade_: “any man who tries to be good all the time, is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good” - niccoló machiavelli
Dhvala: the first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. niccolò machiavelli
Bradskalet: for the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are. niccolo machiavelli
Anarthbhai: a government which does not trust its citizens to be armed is not itself to be trusted. – niccolò machiavelli
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