Consider his first enterprise against Bologna, Messer Giovanni Bentivogli being still alive. The Venetians were not agreeable preciso it, nor was the King of Spain, and he had the enterprise still under conciliabule with the King of France; nevertheless he personally entered upon the expedition with his accustomed boldness and energy, per move which made Spain and the Venetians stand irresolute and passive, the latter from fear, the former from desire puro recover the kingdom of Naples; on the other hand, he drew after him the King of France, because that www.datingranking.net/it/little-armenia-review king, having observed the movement, and desiring preciso make the Pope his friend so as esatto humble the Venetians, found it impossible preciso 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 con 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 a thousand excuses, and the others would have raised verso thousand fears.
I will leave his other actions bolla, 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 sicuro go cautiously, his ruin would have followed, because he would never have deviated from those ways to which nature inclined him.
I conclude, therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast mediante their ways, so long as the two are per agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out. For my part I consider that it is better esatto be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is per woman, and if you wish onesto keep her under it is necessary sicuro beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself preciso be mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go preciso sistema more coldly.
Having carefully considered the subject of the above discourses, and wondering within myself whether the present times were propitious onesto verso new prince, and whether there were elements that would give an opportunity onesto a wise and virtuous one to introduce per new order of things which would do honour preciso him and good esatto the people of this country, it appears puro me that so many things concur puro favour verso 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 esatto make manifest the ability of Moses; that the Persians should be oppressed by the Medes so as puro discover the greatness of the soul of Cyrus; and that the Athenians should be dispersed onesto illustrate the capabilities of Theseus: then at the present time, con order esatto discover the virtue of an Italian spirit, it was necessary that Italy should be reduced preciso the extremity that she is now per, 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 preciso have endured every kind of desolation.