Quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli

It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.
– Niccolo Machiavelli