Francesco Guicciardini Quotes & Sayings

17 most famous Francesco Guicciardini quotes and sayings (historian). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Francesco Guicciardini Quotes
“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”
Francesco Guicciardini Quotes
“The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.”
“I know no man who feels deeper disgust than I do at the ambition, avarice, and profligacy of the priesthood, as well because every one of these vices is odious in itself, as because each of them separately and all of them together are utterly abhorrent in men making profession of a life dedicated to God.”
Francesco Guicciardini Quotes
“Let no one trust so entirely to natural prudence as to persuade himself that it will suffice to guide him without help from experience.”
Francesco Guicciardini Quotes
“Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge.”
Francesco Guicciardini Quotes
“It is a great matter to be in authority over others; for authority, if it be rightly used, will make you feared beyond your actual resources.”
Francesco Guicciardini Quotes
“Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.”
“If you attempt certain things at the right time, they are easy to accomplish - in fact, they almost get done by themselves. If you undertake them before the time is right, not only will they fail, but they will often become impossible to accomplish even when the time would have been right.”
Francesco Guicciardini Quotes
“Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed.”
Francesco Guicciardini Quotes
“One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model; while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.”

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