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

Niccolo Machiavelli Quote

“Thus it happens in matters of state; for knowing afar off (which it is only given a prudent man to do) the evils that are brewing, they are easily cured.  But when, for want of such knowledge, they are allowed to grow so that everyone can recognize them, there is no longer any remedy to be found.”

Niccolo MachiavelliNiccolo Machiavelli
~ Niccolo Machiavelli

On the importance of foresight, speaking about the job of a Prince

Ratings and Comments

David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood

Niccolo never read the Declaration of Independence.

Harold Levy, Hermosa Beach, CA

I'm totally confused as to what our Declaration of Independence MIGHT have to do with this particular quote. Any clues would be appreciated.

Joe, Rochester, MI

I carry a handgun as my remedy for the evil brewing around me, and am prepared to defend my life with it when evil rears its ugly head in front of me.

  • Reply
    Anonymous    2/24/06

    Niccolo: "Aa-chooo" - yes, VERY interesting digressions.


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