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Strong Words: Machiavelli


Good choice. I also like,

"If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared."



Machiavelli got some almost scary (but very true) strong words. This one I'm pretty sure all of you has atleast thought of. What IS the best way to command people?



It can buy looks, surround you with muscle, biotches, buy the competition or services to get rid of it, etc.

When all else fails, cash prevails. :slight_smile:


self control






I think his original question was if it is better to be feared or loved...

Note that his answer is that the best position is to be feared AND loved, but if you had to choose...


Favorite Machiavelli quote:

"I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it."



Are these from "The Prince" or somewhere else? I read that one a few years ago in college, don't remember a lot of it.


"Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved."