EXCELLENT quote. Describes more of my life than I'd like to admit.
Me too John, me too.Machiavelli is one of the greatest underestimated authors (in my opinion). If you have not read his Discourses (on republics, based on Livy's History of Rome) and The Art of War (15th Century military strategy presented as a conversation), they are highly recommended.
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