This Lord is truly splendid and magnificent, and in war there is no enterprise so great that it does not appear small to him; in the pursuit of glory and lands he never rests nor recognizes fatigue or danger. He arrives in one place before it is known that he has left another; he is popular with his soldiers and he has collected the best men in Italy, these things make him victorious and formidable, particularly when added to perpetual good fortune.

Niccolò Machiavelli, letter to the Florentine Signoria x }

Cesare Borgia in “The Prince” asked by anonymous


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