„So in all human affairs one notices, if one examines them closely, that it is impossible to remove one inconvenience without another emerging.“

—  Nicolau Maquiavel, livro Discourses on Livy

Book 1, Ch. 6 (as translated by LJ Walker and B Crick)
Discourses on Livy (1517)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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filósofo, historiador, poeta, diplomata e músico 1469 - 1527

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