"Thus it happens in matters of state; for knowing afar off (which it is
only given a prudent man to do) the evils that are brewing, they are
easily cured.  But when, for want of such knowledge, they are allowed
to grow so that everyone can recognize them, there is no longer any
remedy to be found."
by:
Niccolo Machiavelli
(1469-1527) Italian Statesman and Political Philosopher
Source:
On the importance of foresight, speaking about the job of a Prince
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 -- Anonymous      
Niccolo never read the Declaration of Independence.
 -- David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood     
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    I'm totally confused as to what our Declaration of Independence MIGHT have to do with this particular quote. Any clues would be appreciated.
     -- Harold Levy, Hermosa Beach, CA     
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    I carry a handgun as my remedy for the evil brewing around me, and am prepared to defend my life with it when evil rears its ugly head in front of me.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    Niccolo: "Aa-chooo" - yes, VERY interesting digressions.
     -- Anonymous     
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