Niccolo MachiavelliNiccolo Machiavelli, (1469-1527) Italian Statesman and Political Philosopher

Niccolo Machiavelli Quote

“One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.”

Niccolo MachiavelliNiccolo Machiavelli
~ Niccolo Machiavelli

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

In Amerika, the Democrat and Republican Parties, along with their devotees exemplify the quote.

jim k, Austin,Tx

You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time and that's usually enough to elect liberals.

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Anon    8/27/10

Since things have started happening after the collapsed economy the collapse grows further and all one has to look at is the politics as usual through the machinations of the two parties which are 2 sides of the same coin. If there is no change in a positive direction other than politics as usual then our country is headed to the dogs.

E Archer, NYC

It's called 'Entertainment.' ;-)

Valerie Nixon, Richmond

The Government is full of Deceivers. This is why it is necessary to keep informed, keep a watchful eye on government officials (elected or not), & contact them with our opinion, in order that they know we are aware & cannot be deceived.

Ken, Allyn, WA

The deceivers only have the power because we give it to them and won't take it back. If we take power away from them we have to take the truth that comes with it.

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Anonymous    8/28/10

That's why propaganda works so well - while we have an ignorant mass this will always be the primary weapon. Archer, I like that! Yes, just feed them bread and Circus's, Jim, your funny... Our only salvation is the total renewal of our political and financial system and that aint going to happen unless the pitch forks are dusted off.

GunnyCee, Durham,NC

Like or not, those who actively seek power are, by nature, deceitful. Another thing we may as well accept as fact is that most people want to be decieved because, for them, reality sucks. Soooo, until the majority of people are able to look at the truth and face it head on, we will have to settle for being deceived and hope that those who gain power are not evil. If they aren't, that's good for us, if they are evil, well, we made that bed too.

Aaron Myers, Phoenix, AZ

We have been living the above quote of jim k, Austin, TX for too many years already!


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