Other Quotes

These are the quotes from other authors and sources used in this book, but not those from Niccolo Machiavelli. Quotes from Machiavelli are displayed on another page. In the book, quotations from The Prince are shown entirely in bold.

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“For when the authority of princes is made but an accessory to a cause, and there be other bands that tie faster than the bond of sovereignty, kings begin to be put almost out of possession.”

— Francis Bacon, Essays – Of Seditions and Troubles

“The wisest princes need not think it any diminution to their greatness, or derogation to their sufficiency to rely upon counsel.”

— Francis Bacon, Essays – Of Counsel

“It is true that in government it is good to use men of one rank equally; for to countenance some extraordinarily is to make them insolent, and the rest discontent, because they may claim a due.”

— Francis Bacon, Essays – Of Followers and Friends

“Be it thy course to busy giddy minds
With foreign quarrels.”

— William Shakespeare, Henry IV Part II, Sc. IV

“When the lion fawns upon the lamb,
The lamb will never cease to follow him.”

— William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3, Sc. IV

“Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly–and lo! the Bird is on the Wing.”

— Edward FitzGerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, VII

“It is easier to deal with a bad conscience than a bad reputation.”

— Frederick Nietzsche, The Gay Science, Book 1, Sec. 52.
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