Quote of the Day

“People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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One Response to Quote of the Day

  1. Uriel says:

    Interesting quote from one who knew. It is preferable to make friends but I agree. My dad always said if you commit to do then give it 100% your best. Especially if you are in a fight because you don’t want revenge to eat at you or chase you down.