Best 18 quotes in «the prince quotes» category

  • By Anonym

    His name is Spanks for Nothing. It’s destiny. We belong together.” -Nora

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed. Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy. The fact is, they have no other attraction or reason for keeping the field than a trifle of stipend, which is not sufficient to make them willing to die for you. They are ready enough to be your soldiers whilst you do not make war, but if war comes they take themselves off or run from the foe; which I should have little trouble to prove, for the ruin of Italy has been caused by nothing else than by resting all her hopes for many years on mercenaries, and although they formerly made some display and appeared valiant amongst themselves, yet when the foreigners came they showed what they were.

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    If they lacked the opportunity, the strength of their sprit would have been sapped; if they had lacked ability, the opportunity would have been wasted.

  • By Anonym

    In general you must either pamper people or destroy them; harm them just a little and they’ll hit back; harm them seriously and they won’t be able to. So if you’re going to do people harm, make sure you needn’t worry about their reaction.

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    It is a common fault of men not to reckon on storms in fair weather.

  • By Anonym

    ...Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are, and those few dare not oppose themselves to the opinion of the many, who have the majesty of the state to defend them; and in the actions of all men, and especially of princes, which it is not prudent to challenge, one judges by the result.

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    [...] Porque así como aquellos que dibujan se colocan abajo, en el llano, para considerar la naturaleza de los montes y de los lugares elevados y, para considerar la de los bajos, se colocan en lo alto, sobre los montes, igualmente para conocer bien la naturaleza de los pueblos, es necesario ser príncipe, y para conocer bien la de los príncipes, es necesario ser del pueblo.

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    I don’t believe in ghosts and neither should you, Kingsley.” ”Why not? I’ve been in love with a ghost for thirty years.” Kingsley strolled over to the armchair and sat on the ottoman between the other man’s knees. Soren narrowed his eyes at him. “The body’s not even cold yet. Eleanor’s been gone one day and you’re already trying to get me into bed again?” ”Again?” Kingsley laughed and rolled his eyes. “Always. Are you surprised?” Soren shrugged. “Not really.

  • By Anonym

    [The prince] dare not let ethics keep him from doing whatever evil must be done to preserve himself and the state.

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    Wesley looked down at her and Nora could barely meet his brown eyes, which bored into her with the fiery love of a guardian angel. God probably had eyes like Wesley's.....anyone who looked into them wanted to immediately apologize for any and all sins ever committed.

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    [...] the state is not immoral but amoral; half of it exists outside morality

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    Those who believe that where great personages are concerned new favors cause old injuries to be forgotten deceive themselves.

  • By Anonym

    We try to touch the stars, but we always fall back to earth.

    • the prince quotes
  • By Anonym

    AGAMEMNÔN. Il n’est pas facile à un roi d’être pieux. ODYSSEUS. Mais les rois peuvent obéir aux amis qui les conseillent bien.

  • By Anonym

    You are my greatest virtue and my deepest vice.

  • By Anonym

    These opportunities, then, gave these men the chance they needed, and their great abilities made them recognize it.

  • By Anonym

    Beauty is vain. It appears and like the wind, it's gone

    • the prince quotes