Niccolò Machiavelli quote about blame from The Prince (1532) - The wish to acquire is in truth very natural and common, and men always do so when they can, and for this they will be praised not blamed; but when they cannot do so, yet wish to do so by any means, then there is folly and blame.
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Quotes by Niccolò Machiavelli · Quotes from The Prince · Quotes about blame · Quotes about gain · Quotes about wish

The wish to acquire is in truth very natural and common, and men always do so when they can, and for this they will be praised not blamed; but when they cannot do so, yet wish to do so by any means, then there is folly and blame.

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Niccolò Machiavelli quote about blame from The Prince (1532) - The wish to acquire is in truth very natural and common, and men always do so when they can, and for this they will be praised not blamed; but when they cannot do so, yet wish to do so by any means, then there is folly and blame.
Niccolò Machiavelli quote about blame from The Prince (1532) - The wish to acquire is in truth very natural and common, and men always do so when they can, and for this they will be praised not blamed; but when they cannot do so, yet wish to do so by any means, then there is folly and blame.
Niccolò Machiavelli quote about blame from The Prince (1532) - The wish to acquire is in truth very natural and common, and men always do so when they can, and for this they will be praised not blamed; but when they cannot do so, yet wish to do so by any means, then there is folly and blame.
Niccolò Machiavelli quote about blame from The Prince (1532) - The wish to acquire is in truth very natural and common, and men always do so when they can, and for this they will be praised not blamed; but when they cannot do so, yet wish to do so by any means, then there is folly and blame.