Born: May 3, 1469
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 21, 1527
Occupation: Author and Philosopher
Profile: A founder of modern political science. Best known for The Prince.
Number of Quotes: 4
It is a common fault of men not to reckon on storms in fair weather.
It is better to be impetuous than circumspect. Experience shows that (fortune) is more often subdued by men who do this than by those who act coldly.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.