“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.”
“When I am come to mine own again, I will always honor little children, remembering how that these trusted me and believed me in my time of trouble; whilst they that were older, and thought themselves wiser, mocked at me and held me for a liar.”
In this volume, Machiavelli gives no-holds-barred instructions for obtaining and keeping power.
Want to rule the mob? Eliminate your enemies? Here’s the book for you!