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Machiavelli on the Prince's obligations

Machiavelli on the Prince's obligations
A prince . . . cannot observe all those things for which men are considered good, for in order to maintain the state he is often obliged to act against his promise, against charity, against humanity, and against religion. And therefore, it is necessary that he have a mind ready to turn itself according to the way the winds of fortune and the changeability of political affairs require . . . as long as it is possible, he should not stray from the good, but he should know how to enter into evil when
necessity commands.

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