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Francesco Guicciardini Quotes

Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed.

One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model; while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.

The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.

Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge.