Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.Rate this quote:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Niccolo Machiavelli

a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)

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