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1  It remains now to see what ought to be the rules of conduct for a prince towards subject and friends.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV — CONCERNING THINGS FOR WHICH MEN, AND ...
2  Pandolfo Petrucci, Prince of Siena, ruled his state more by those who had been distrusted than by others.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XX — ARE FORTRESSES, AND MANY OTHER THINGS TO ...
3  All states, all powers, that have held and hold rule over men have been and are either republics or principalities.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER I — HOW MANY KINDS OF PRINCIPALITIES THERE ARE, ...
4  In doing so I will keep to the order indicated above, and discuss how such principalities are to be ruled and preserved.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER II — CONCERNING HEREDITARY PRINCIPALITIES
5  Therefore, if he who rules a principality cannot recognize evils until they are upon him, he is not truly wise; and this insight is given to few.
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6  The difficulties they have in acquiring it rise in part from the new rules and methods which they are forced to introduce to establish their government and its security.
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7  All these things were permitted by their military rules, and devised by them to avoid, as I have said, both fatigue and dangers; thus they have brought Italy to slavery and contempt.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XII — HOW MANY KINDS OF SOLDIERY THERE ARE, AND ...
8  And as with these examples I have reached Italy, which has been ruled for many years by mercenaries, I wish to discuss them more seriously, in order that, having seen their rise and progress, one may be better prepared to counteract them.
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9  A wise prince ought to observe some such rules, and never in peaceful times stand idle, but increase his resources with industry in such a way that they may be available to him in adversity, so that if fortune chances it may find him prepared to resist her blows.
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10  From this a general rule is drawn which never or rarely fails: that he who is the cause of another becoming powerful is ruined; because that predominancy has been brought about either by astuteness or else by force, and both are distrusted by him who has been raised to power.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER III — CONCERNING MIXED PRINCIPALITIES
11  These princes alone have states and do not defend them; and they have subjects and do not rule them; and the states, although unguarded, are not taken from them, and the subjects, although not ruled, do not care, and they have neither the desire nor the ability to alienate themselves.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XI — CONCERNING ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCIPALITIES
12  And the way to make ready one's own forces will be easily found if the rules suggested by me shall be reflected upon, and if one will consider how Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, and many republics and princes have armed and organized themselves, to which rules I entirely commit myself.
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13  A prince ought to have no other aim or thought, nor select anything else for his study, than war and its rules and discipline; for this is the sole art that belongs to him who rules, and it is of such force that it not only upholds those who are born princes, but it often enables men to rise from a private station to that rank.
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14  Because in all cities these two distinct parties are found, and from this it arises that the people do not wish to be ruled nor oppressed by the nobles, and the nobles wish to rule and oppress the people; and from these two opposite desires there arises in cities one of three results, either a principality, self-government, or anarchy.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER IX — CONCERNING A CIVIL PRINCIPALITY
15  In our times, during the rule of Alexander the Sixth, Oliverotto da Fermo, having been left an orphan many years before, was brought up by his maternal uncle, Giovanni Fogliani, and in the early days of his youth sent to fight under Pagolo Vitelli, that, being trained under his discipline, he might attain some high position in the military profession.
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16  When the duke occupied the Romagna he found it under the rule of weak masters, who rather plundered their subjects than ruled them, and gave them more cause for disunion than for union, so that the country was full of robbery, quarrels, and every kind of violence; and so, wishing to bring back peace and obedience to authority, he considered it necessary to give it a good governor.
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17  When the duke occupied the Romagna he found it under the rule of weak masters, who rather plundered their subjects than ruled them, and gave them more cause for disunion than for union, so that the country was full of robbery, quarrels, and every kind of violence; and so, wishing to bring back peace and obedience to authority, he considered it necessary to give it a good governor.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER VII — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ...
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