Quotes / Machiavelli Was Wrong

"You thought that just having strength is enough to be king of the jungle. Now you see it isn't. You have no friends, but Kimba has many because he's good and kind; he doen't rule by bullying, but by setting an example."
Dan'l Baboon to Claw, Kimba the White Lion

"Sun Tzu believed much more in being respected than feared. Fear will eventually turn back around and bite you in the ass. Respect, however, will last you a lifetime."
Deadliest Warrior, Johnny Yang

"Is it better to be feared or loved? Is it too much to ask for both?"
Tony Stark, Iron Man

A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.

Bigby: "It is better to be feared than loved." Know who said that?
Colin: Yeah. Some sad asshole, eating alone.

Cpt. Speirs: You wanna know if they're true or not, the stories about me? Did you ever notice with stories like that, everyone says they heard it from someone who was there. Then when you ask that person, they say they heard it from someone who was there. It's nothing new, really. I bet if you went back two thousand years, you'd hear a couple centurions standing around yakkin' about how Tertius lopped off the heads of some Carthaginian prisoners.
1st Sgt. Lipton: Well, maybe they kept talking about it because they never heard Tertius deny it.
Cpt. Speirs: Maybe that's because Tertius knew there was some value to the men thinking he was the meanest, toughest son of a bitch in the whole Roman Legion.
Band of Brothers, The Breaking Point

"I crushed my rivals. I sipped their blood. My guild became swollen with their power... But my empire was built from the husks of those I abused. Their loyalty was easier to buy than dirt. When the angels decided I was too big of a threat to the city, nobody came to my defense... And when I fell — nobody cared. They breathed a mighty sigh o' relief, and went on with business. They took their pieces of silver and walked away."

"You can build a throne with bayonets, but it's difficult to sit on it"
Boris Yeltsin

"Whenever you show anger or disgust toward civilians, it's a victory for al-Qaeda and other insurgents...every time you wave at an Iraqi civilian, al-Qaeda rolls over in its grave."
General James Mattis