Niccolò Machiavelli – Prudence to abstain from making threats

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Niccolo MachiavelliI consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.

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