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Quotes of WISDOM from The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli

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And although there might arise sometimes a courageous pope, such as Sixtus, yet neither fortune nor wisdom could rid him of these annoyances.
Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince, CHAPTER XI — CONCERNING ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCIPALITIES   Context
But the scanty wisdom of man, on entering into an affair which looks well at first, cannot discern the poison that is hidden in it, as I have said above of hectic fevers.
Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince, CHAPTER XIII — CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AN   Context
Therefore it must be inferred that good counsels, whencesoever they come, are born of the wisdom of the prince, and not the wisdom of the prince from good counsels.
Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince, CHAPTER XXIII — HOW FLATTERERS SHOULD BE AVOIDED   Context
Therefore Julius with his impetuous action accomplished what no other pontiff with simple human wisdom could have done; for if he had waited in Rome until he could get away, with his plans arranged and everything fixed, as any other pontiff would have done, he would never have succeeded.
Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince, CHAPTER XXV — WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS AN   Context
He is learned in old manorial and communal rights, and he applies his knowledge sometimes in favour of the villagers of Fernworthy and sometimes against them, so that he is periodically either carried in triumph down the village street or else burned in effigy, according to his latest exploit.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson   Context
Faria, since their first acquaintance, had been on all points so rational and logical, so wonderfully sagacious, in fact, that he could not understand how so much wisdom on all points could be allied with madness.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 18. The Treasure   Context
But, under the present circumstances, I am justified in doubting the wisdom of an old man who, because he hated the father, vents his anger on the son.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 60. The Telegraph   Context
Tell the angel who will watch over your future destiny, Morrel, to pray sometimes for a man, who like Satan thought himself for an instant equal to God, but who now acknowledges with Christian humility that God alone possesses supreme power and infinite wisdom.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 117. The Fifth of October   Context
Dantes listened with admiring attention to all he said; some of his remarks corresponded with what he already knew, or applied to the sort of knowledge his nautical life had enabled him to acquire.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber   Context
The latter, faithful to the principle of Horace, nil admirari, had contented himself with showing his knowledge by declaring in what lake the best lampreys were caught.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 64. The Beggar   Context
The crime was depicted in the most vivid colors; the former life of the prisoner, his transformation, a review of his life from the earliest period, were set forth with all the talent that a knowledge of human life could furnish to a mind like that of the procureur.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 110. The Indictment   Context
I have two friends, who in this way never depart from me; the one who gave me being, and the other who conferred knowledge and intelligence on me.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 112. The Departure   Context
You have merited it more than any of us by your wisdom and your counsels, always followed by such happy results.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 67 CONCLUSION   Context
I have acquired certain knowledge that that woman was concerned in the abduction of Madame Bonacieux.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 34 IN WHICH THE EQUIPMENT OF ARAMIS AND PORTHOS IS TREATED OF   Context
Yet his zeal for certain studies was remarkable, and within eccentric limits his knowledge was so extraordinarily ample and minute that his observations have fairly astounded me.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study In Scarlet, CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION   Context
Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study In Scarlet, CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION   Context
They lay all the evidence before me, and I am generally able, by the help of my knowledge of the history of crime, to set them straight.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study In Scarlet, CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION   Context
You see I have a lot of special knowledge which I apply to the problem, and which facilitates matters wonderfully.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study In Scarlet, CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION   Context
Fuller knowledge of the organization which produced such terrible results served to increase rather than to lessen the horror which it inspired in the minds of men.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study In Scarlet, CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET   Context
I found the ash of a cigar, which my special knowledge of tobacco ashes enables me to pronounce as an Indian cigar.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY   Context
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