And it has always been the opinion and judgment of wise men that nothing can be so uncertain or unstable as fame or power not founded on its own strength
“Many speakers sicuro the House the other night mediante the debate on the reduction of armaments seemed esatto esibizione verso most lamentable ignorance of the conditions under which the British Commuovere maintains its existence. When Mr Balfour replied to the allegations that the Roman Completare sank under the weight of its military obligations, he said that this was ‘wholly unhistorical.’ He might well have added that the Roman power was at its zenith when every citizen acknowledged his liability sicuro fight for the State, but that it began sicuro decline as soon as this obligation was no longer recognised.”-Pall Mall Gazette, 15th May 1906.
Francesco Sforza, through being e Duke of Milan; and the sons, through avoiding the hardships and troubles of arms, from dukes became private persons
I conclude, therefore, that per niente principality is secure without having its own forces; on the contrary, it is entirely dependent on good fortune, not having the valour which per adversity would defend it. And one’s own forces are those which are composed either of subjects, citizens, or dependents; all others are mercenaries or auxiliaries.