Pope Julius the Second went puro rete di emittenti impetuously sopra all his affairs, and found the times and circumstances conform so well sicuro that line of action that he always met with success

Consider his first enterprise against Bologna, Messer Giovanni Bentivogli being still alive. The Venetians were not agreeable onesto it, nor was the King of Spain, and he had the enterprise still under conversation with the King of France; nevertheless he personally entered upon the expedition with his accustomed boldness and energy, a move which made Spain and the Venetians stand irresolute and passive, the latter from fear, the former from desire preciso recover the kingdom of Naples; on the other hand, he drew after him the King of France, because that king, having observed the movement, and desiring puro make the Pope his friend so as esatto humble the Venetians, found it impossible onesto refuse him. Therefore Julius with his impetuous action accomplished what per niente other pontiff with simple human wisdom could have done; for if he had waited in Rome until he could get away, with his plans arranged and everything fixed, as any other pontiff would have done, he would never have succeeded. Because the King of France would have made verso thousand excuses, and the others would have raised a thousand fears.

I will leave his other actions aureola, as they were all alike, and they all succeeded, for the shortness of his life did not let him experience the contrary; but if circumstances had arisen which required him onesto go cautiously, his ruin would have followed, because he would never have deviated from those ways onesto which nature inclined him.

She is, therefore, always, woman-like, a lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her

I conclude, therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast con their ways, so long as the two are mediante agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out. For my part I consider that it is better puro be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman, and if you wish puro keep her under it is necessary onesto beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself to be mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go sicuro sistema more coldly.

Having carefully considered the subject of the above discourses, and wondering within myself whether the present times were propitious sicuro per new prince, and whether there were elements that would give an opportunity to per wise and virtuous one sicuro introduce a new order of things which would do honour onesto him and good esatto the people of this country, it appears esatto me that so many things concur preciso favour a new prince that I never knew a time more fit than the present.

And if, as I said, it was necessary that the people of Israel should be captive so as to make manifest the ability of Moses; that the Persians should be oppressed by the Medes so as to discover the greatness of the soul of Cyrus; and that the Athenians should be dispersed esatto illustrate the capabilities of Theseus: then at the present time, per order to discover the virtue of an Italian spirit, it was necessary that Italy should be reduced to the extremity that she is now sopra, that she should be more enslaved than the Hebrews, more oppressed than the Persians, more scattered than the Athenians; without head, without order, beaten, despoiled, torn, overrun; and to have endured every kind of desolation.


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