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Niccolo Machiavelli quotes

Niccolo Machiavelli
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.

Niccolo Machiavelli
Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations.

Niccolo Machiavelli
Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see, but only a few can test by feeling. Everyone sees what you seem to be, few know what you really are, and those few do not dare take a stand against the general opinion.

Niccolo Machiavelli
For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are

Niccolo Machiavelli
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.

Niccolo Machiavelli
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.

Niccolo Machiavelli
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

Niccolo Machiavelli
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

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