10NOV2018 – Quote of the Day

A prince ought also to show himself a patron of ability, and to honour the proficient in every art. At the same time he should encourage his citizens to practise their callings peaceably, both in commerce and agriculture, and in every other following, so that the one should not be deterred from improving his possessions for fear lest they be taken away from him or another from opening up trade for fear of taxes; but the prince ought to offer rewards to whoever wishes to do these things and designs in any way to honour his city or state.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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TomD77
1 year ago

Considering Machiavelli’s historical reputation, I don’t usually expect enlightenment from him.