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“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in a new order of things” – Niccolò Machiavelli quoted by Chriw Bowen

Source: AFR, Picture: SBS

Here are some more Machiavelli quotes which may be applicable to Bowen and the ALP:

“Politics have no relation to morals.”

“I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it”.

“It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both”.

“The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present”.

“One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived”.

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him”.

“Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more”.

“It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved”

“The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all”.

“Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself”.

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