Niccolò Machiavelli, formally Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Machiavelli, formally Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Italian Florentine Statesman, Political Philosopher, Historian, Humanist and Writer
It is the duty of a man of honor to teach others the good which he has not been able to do himself because of the malignity of the times, that this good finally can be done by another more loved in heaven.
There are three classes [kinds] of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, the third is useless.