Eye-opening Machiavel quotations

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.

Every Country hath its Machiavel.

I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;

I'll slay more gazers than the basalisks; I'll play the orator as well as Nestor, Decieve more slily that Ulysses could, And like a Sinon, take another Troy. I can add colors to the chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages And set the murderous Machiavel to school. Can I do this, and cannot get a crown? Tut! were it further off, I'll pluck it down.