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NUMBER: 1011
AUTHOR: Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)
QUOTATION: Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals.
ATTRIBUTION: NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI, Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, trans. Allan Gilbert, book 1, chapter 18, p. 241 (1965).