Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quote of the Day

From Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince:

"To those seeing and hearing him, he should appear a man of compassion, a man of good faith, a man of integrity, a kind and religious manAnd there is nothing so important as to seem to have this last quality.  Men in general judge by their hands; because everyone is in a position to watch, few are in a position to come in close touch with you.  Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are."  Emphasis mine.

1 comment:

desertscope said...

That's why a con man usually finishes out his pitch with, "Thank you, and God Bless."