Without doubt, princes become great when they overcome difficulties and hurdles put in their path. When fortune wants to advance a new prince…she creates enemies for him, making them launch campaigns against him so that he is compelled to overcome them and climb higher on the ladder that they have brought him. Therefore, many judge that a wise prince must skillfully fan some enmity whenever the opportunity arises, so that in crushing it he will increase his standing.
MACHIAVELLI
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