Quotes by Francesco Guicciardini

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Francesco Guicciardini (March 6, 1483 - May 22, 1540) was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccol Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. more

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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.