(Florence, 1469-1527) Florentine statesman and writer lived in Florence in the time of the Medici.
His diplomatic activity was instrumental in the formation of his political thought focused on the functioning of the state and psychology of the rulers.
Its cyclical theory of history: monarchy tends to tyranny, aristocracy becomes oligarchy and democracy into anarchy, which leads back to the monarchy.
His books include the following phrases:
• In general, men judge more by the eyes than by intelligence because everyone can see, but few understand what they see.
• It is better to do and repent, that don¨t do and repent.
• In all human affairs, when examined closely, it is shown that you can¨t remove obstacles without creating others from them .
• There can not be great difficulties when good will abounds.