The Prince

Updated: May 15, 2018

Machiavelli's thoughts on the qualities a ruler should possess.

Favorite quotes from the book:

“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”

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

“The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.”

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”