Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (Niccolo Machiavelli) Quotes
You know better than I that in a Republic talent is always suspect. A man attains an elevated position only when his mediocrity prevents him from being a threat to others. And for this reason a democracy is never governed by the most competent, but rather by those whose insignificance will not jeopardize anyone else's self-esteem.
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
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As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow.
F. Murray Abraham
I beat Diaz, Pettis, Ben Henderson, Cerrone, and I earned it, man. I earned my title.
Rafael dos Anjos
The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.
The wise man knows how to run his life so that contemplation is Possible.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
C. S. Lewis
No matter where your lot may be cast, no power on earth can keep you from making a man of yourself, a superb character, a masterpiece.
Orison Swett Marden
Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.
As a Christian, I view relationships and marriage as being between a man and a woman.
The toxic effect of carbon monoxide on man has nothing to do with inhibition of cellular respiration by carbon monoxide but is based on the reaction of carbon monoxide with blood iron.
Otto Heinrich Warburg
I wish I didn't have to perform 'Iron Man' every night.
The physical ego, the active consciousness in man, should uplift its body-identified self into unity with the soul, its true nature; it should not allow itself to remain mired in the lowly delusive strata of the senses and material entanglement.