Tags » Machiavelli


 Machiavellians are not followers of Niccolo Machiavelli who worship him and his books. Nicollo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469 – 1527) was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer who is recognized as the founder of modern political science and political ethics. 539 more words

Social Behavior

Comaparison between Iago and Edmund

Edmund and lago are two of Shakespeare’s most infamous and intriguing villains, masterfully using cunning and deception to manipulate those around them in order to achieve their goals. 354 more words

The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli

“ can still engage our attention with remarkable immediacy, and this cannot be explained solely by the appeal of his ironic observations on human behaviour. Perhaps the most important thing is the way he can compel us to reflect on our own priorities and the reasoning behind them…it is as a provocative rhetorician that he has had his real impact on history.”

332 more words

What Makes A Healthy Riot?

“And if someone were to argue the methods employed were extralegal and almost bestial–the people in a mob shouting abuse at the senate, the senate replying in kind, mobs running through the streets, shops boarded up, the entire populace of Rome leaving the city–I would reply such things only frighten those who read about them. 605 more words


He Said That? 9/30/15

From Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer, The Prince, (1513):

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively.

21 more words

The Strength of Prayer; Psalm 21

Genghis Khan knew the power of numbers. Machiavelli knew the influence of cunning duplicity, Nietzsche, the ideal of uber-man. And yet, each of them succumbed to death—the great power-destroyer and equalizer. 637 more words

“And many have imagined republics and principalities for themselves which have never been seen or known to exist in reality, for the distance is so great between how we live and how we ought to live that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done learns his ruin rather than his preservation; because a man who wants to make a profession of goodness in everything is bound to come to ruin among so many who are not good.”
-Nicolò Machiavelli, The Prince

Les Citations