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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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.

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for exec

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

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    Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.

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