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Quotations by Francesco Guicciardini

Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed.

As it is our nature to be more moved by hope than fear, the example of one we see abundantly rewarded cheers and encourages us far more than the sight of many who have not been well treated disquiets us.

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.

To relinquish a present good through apprehension of a future evil is in most instances unwise … from a fear which may afterwards turn out groundless, you lost the good that lay within your grasp.