Niccolò Machiavelli Quote

Men are less hesitant about harming someone who makes himself loved than one who makes himself feared because love is held together by a chain of obligation which, since men are wretched creatures, is broken on every occasion in which their own interests are concerned; but fear is sustained by dread of punishment which will never abandon you.


The Portable Machiavelli (ed. Penguin, 1979) - ISBN: 9781101128091

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Men are less hesitant about harming someone who makes himself loved than one who makes himself feared because love is held together by a chain of...

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Men are less hesitant about harming someone who makes himself loved than one who makes himself feared because love is held together by a chain of...

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Men are less hesitant about harming someone who makes himself loved than one who makes himself feared because love is held together by a chain of...

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Men are less hesitant about harming someone who makes himself loved than one who makes himself feared because love is held together by a chain of...