Chapter 14 The Duties of a Prince with Regard to the Militia


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A PRINCE SHOULD THEREFORE have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study, but war and its organisation and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands, and it is of such virtue that it not only maintains those who are born princes, but often enables men of private fortune to attain to that rank.