Associations to the word «Machiavellianism»
MACHIAVELLIANISM, noun. A political philosophy, based on the writings of Machiavelli, especially The Prince, that advocates the use of ruthlessness and duplicity in political dealings.
MACHIAVELLIANISM, noun. A political maneuver that exemplifies the philosophy.
MACHIAVELLIANISM, noun. Any ruthless, duplicitous behavior.
MACHIAVELLIANISM, noun. The political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government.
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.