Our list of Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes
Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.
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The Niccolo Machiavelli's quote says that we are always inclined to accept the immediate good.
Immediate goods fall into the short-term sphere, that is, those things that give satisfaction and enjoyment for a short period and are not helpful in the long run.
We must be visionary and forward-looking. We must seek what is useful, beneficial, and positive in the long term.
We must be aware that particular objects and relationships with people are short-term things that will not be useful for our whole life. We must not give too much relevance or heaviness to these things.