Niccolò Machiavelli about wisdom (“The Prince”, 1532) - It is of the greatest important in this world that a man should know himself, and the measure of his own strength and means; and he who knows that he has not a genius for fighting must learn how to govern by the arts of peace.
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It is of the greatest important in this world that a man should know himself, and the measure of his own strength and means; and he who knows that he has not a genius for fighting must learn how to govern by the arts of peace.
 Niccolò MachiavelliThe Prince (1532). copy citation

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Translated by W. K. Marriott
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