“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”

from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation. The same I might add can be said of judging anyone by the friends they surround themselves with.

Art of Quotation

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”

Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian, diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer


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