A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.

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Never was anything great achieved without danger.

Never was anything great achieved without danger.

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.

For among other evils caused by being disarmed it renders you contemptible, which is one of those d

For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible, which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.

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