18 Giugno 2022 / byDimitri



Pope Julius the Second went onesto work impetuously in all his affairs, and found the times and circumstances conform so well preciso that line of action that he always met with success

Consider his first enterprise against Bologna, Messer Giovanni Bentivogli being still alive. The Venetians were not agreeable to it, nor was the King of Spain, and he had the enterprise still under conciliabule with the King of France; nevertheless he personally entered upon the expedition with his accustomed boldness and energy, a move which made Spain and the Venetians stand irresolute and passive, the latter from fear, the former from desire puro recover the kingdom of Naples; on the other hand, he drew after him the King of France, because that king, having observed the movement, and desiring onesto make the Pope his friend so as preciso humble the Venetians, found it impossible puro refuse him. Therefore Julius with his impetuous action accomplished what niente affatto other pontiff with simple human wisdom could have done; for if he had waited in Rome until he could get away, with his plans arranged and everything fixed, as any other pontiff would have done, he would never have succeeded. Because the King of France would have made verso thousand excuses, and the others would have raised verso thousand fears.

I will leave his other actions bolla, as they were all alike, and they all succeeded, for the shortness of his life did not let him experience the contrary; but if circumstances had arisen which required him esatto go cautiously, his ruin would have followed, because he would never have deviated from those ways esatto which nature inclined him.

She is, therefore, always, woman-like, a lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her

I conclude, therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast in their ways, so long as the two are con agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out. For my part I consider that it is better onesto be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is verso woman, and if you wish puro keep her under it is necessary esatto beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself onesto be mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go onesto rete di emittenti more coldly.

Having carefully considered the subject of the above discourses, and wondering within myself whether the present times were propitious esatto verso new segno seniorpeoplemeet in prince, and whether there were elements that would give an opportunity to verso wise and virtuous one puro introduce a new order of things which would do honour preciso him and good preciso the people of this country, it appears puro me that so many things concur esatto favour per new prince that I never knew per time more fit than the present.

And if, as I said, it was necessary that the people of Israel should be captive so as onesto make manifest the ability of Moses; that the Persians should be oppressed by the Medes so as puro discover the greatness of the soul of Cyrus; and that the Athenians should be dispersed to illustrate the capabilities of Theseus: then at the present time, per order to discover the virtue of an Italian spirit, it was necessary that Italy should be reduced onesto the extremity that she is now con, that she should be more enslaved than the Hebrews, more oppressed than the Persians, more scattered than the Athenians; without head, without order, beaten, despoiled, torn, overrun; and to have endured every kind of desolation.