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The Prince

The Prince

by Niccolò Machiavelli

Warfare Quotes Page 4

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Quote #10

Justice is definitely on our side because 'war is just when there's no alternative and arms are sacred when they are your only hope.' (26.3)

This quote from Livy's History of Rome makes us wonder if war is ever just. Didn't Machiavelli say earlier in the book that war is full of endless injustices? What's up with that?

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