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There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. - The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

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Florentine statesman and political philosopher

Born:3rd May, 1469
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Starsign: Taurus

Author Keywords: Philosopher, Political, Statesman, Florentine

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John Dewey, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Oliver Franks, Sir James Mackintosh, Imannuel Kant

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