A new system is a hard thing to put into place, it is opposed by those that would be disadvantaged by the new system and it receives no support from those that would benefit.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Politics have no relation to morals.
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.