Niccolò Machiavelli about law (“The Prince”, 1532) - The chief foundations of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms; and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws.
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The chief foundations of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms; and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws.
 Niccolò MachiavelliThe Prince (1532). copy citation

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Translated by W. K. Marriott
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