Everyone sees…

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.

– Niccolò Machiavelli

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born in Florence, Italy April 15, 1469
died: June 01, 1527
gender: male
genrePolitics, History, Nonfiction

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory (The Prince) on the one hand and republicanism (Discourses on Livy) on the other.

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8 thoughts on “Everyone sees…

  1. “I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.”
    ― Niccolò Machiavelli

  2. Interesting comment about seeing people as they appear instead of how they actually are. Begs the zillion year old Q: who am I anyway? 🙂

    • I guess he is referring to the social mask we all put on so that we conceal our vulnerabilities and also not to hurt/offend others by being too direct or honest?! 🙂
      Who am I? – that’s a difficult question to answer, isn’t it?! A drop in the ocean? One cell in the skin of God? A mind with more questions than answers? 😛

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