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"Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied." -
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Motivation & Goals
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Top 5 quotes from Nicolo Machiavelli
"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances as though they were realities. and are often more influenced by things that seem than by those that are."
"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one."
"Government consists in nothing else but so controlling subjects that they shall neither be able to, nor have cause to do it harm."
"Men rise from one ambition to another. First they seek to secure themselves from attack, and then they attack others."
"Rome remained free for four hundred years and Sparta eight hundred, although their citizens were armed all that time; but many other states that have been disarmed have lost their liberties in less than forty years."
Top 5 quotes from Motivation & Goals
"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in."
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them."
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