The lion cannot protect himself from snares, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognise snares, and a lion to frighten wolves. - Niccolò Machiavelli (The Prince Quotes)

The lion cannot protect himself from snares, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognise snares, and a lion to frighten wolves.[Il lione non si defende da’ lacci, la volpe non si defende da’ lupi. Bisogna adunque essere volpe a cognoscere i lacci, e lione a sbigottire i lupi.]

Source:(Oxford University Press, ed. 1921), Chapter XVIII, Page 69
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