The best Quotes by Niccoló Machiavelli

The best Quotes by Niccoló Machiavelli

Politics have no relation to morals.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

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War is young men dying and old men talking. You know this. Ignore the politics.
Odysseus in Troy
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Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
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Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
Don Lucchesi in The Godfather - Teil 3
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Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
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In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
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Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
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It is our choices that makes us who we are, and we always have a choice to do what's right.
Peter Parker in Spider-Man
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A true warrior does not fight because he wishes to but because he has to.
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I'm starting to realize more than I ever wanted to, that doing the right thing doesn't always make you feel good.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder.
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Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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Simba: "Ouh. Jeez, what was that for?"
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
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Oh yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.
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I'm strong, because I've been weak.
I'm fearless, because I've been afraid.
I am wise, because I've been foolish.
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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To regret one's own experience is to arrest one's own development.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
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Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
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I'm going to break precedent and tell you my one candle wish: that you would have a life as lucky as mine, where you can wake up one morning and say, 'I don't want anything more.' Sixty-five years. Don't they go by in a blink?
William Parrish in Meet Joe Black
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Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
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A woman can be gorgeous at 19, charmimg at 29, but only at 39 she is irresistible for the rest of her life. And no woman that has been irresistible, ever turns older than 39.
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I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty.
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"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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The number of "followers" you have does not make you better than anyone else. Hitler had millions, Jesus had 12.
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How others see you is not important. How you see yourself is everything.
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Become unpopular first, or people want perceive you seriously.
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Let them hate. Just make sure they spell your name right.
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The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about.
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You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
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Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
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Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both?
Iron Man - Tony Stark
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If you don't stand for something, how can anyone respect what you do?
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We don't need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.

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