Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires

Note. This is a quote that Danger and Play‘s post ‘Is Game Moral?’ evoqued.

“Cualquier hombre que intente ser bueno todo el tiempo terminará yendo a la ruina entre la gran cantidad de hombres que no lo son…”.
EL PRÍNCIPE. Nicolás de Maquiavelo

“Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires”.
The Prince, Machiavelli, quoted by Greene, Robert in the 48 Laws of Power Preface xvii.

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