A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.

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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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    The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

    I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.

    I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.

    The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.

    The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.

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