All courses of action are risky...
I was checking to see if the following quote was genuine. It doesn't appear in Chapter III of The Prince; the revision was made on 3 March 2013 by an unregistered user (22.214.171.124) who only made this one contribution to Wikiquote; it therefore seems to be a false attribution. I suggest deleting.
- All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it's impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.