Francesco Sansovino

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Francesco Tatti da Sansovino (1521–1586) was a versatile Italian scholar and man of letters, also known as a publisher.

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Concetti Politici (1578)[edit]

  • Quella guerra è giusta ch’ è necessaria : e quelle armi sono pie, nelle quali non resta altra speranza che nelle dette armi.
    • XLL.
    • Translation: That war is just which is necessary, and those arms are righteous wherein reposes no other hope save in the arms themselves.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 403.
  • Non hanno gli huomini maggior nimico che la troppa prosperità, perchè gli fa impotenti di se medesimi, licentiosi et arditi al male, e cupidi di turbare il ben proprio con cose nuove.
    • CCLXI.
    • Translation: Men have no greater enemy than excessive prosperity, for it destroys their mastery over themselves and makes them licentious and vicious, with a hankering after novelties destructive of their own well-being.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 376.
  • Gli Ambasciadori sono gli occhi e gli orecchi de gli stati.
    • CCLXXVI.
    • Translation: Ambassadors are the eyes and ears of States.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 305.

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