Cosimo de' Medici Quotes

Who was Cosimo de' Medici?

Cosimo de' Medici was an Italian nobleman, banker and politician during the Renaissance in Florence.

Born September 27, 1389
Died August 1, 1464
Aged 74 years old

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Best 14 Quotes by Cosimo de' Medici

“A man always has a choice, if he is willing to lose.”

“A man determined to die should be allowed to run headlong into his own sword.”

“A man must live his own life.”

“All men are capable of murder! Given the right circumstances.”

“All those works of art have given me the greatest satisfaction and contentment because they are not only for the honor of God but are likewise for my own remembrance.

For fifty years, I have done nothing else but earn money and spend money; and it became clear that spending money gives me greater pleasure than earning it.”

“An innocent man fears nothing.”

“If the Medici are to shape history we must live beyond our lifetimes.”

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“Now and then, the truth needs a little help to be told.”

“Opportunities may arise in the most unlikely of circumstances.”

“Perception is power. And we must appear powerful, now more than ever.”

“Sometimes it’s not about backing the man most likely to win. It’s about backing the right man making sure he does win.”

“The whole tree does not die because one branch falls.”

“There is in gardens a plant which one ought to leave dry, although most people water it. It is the weed called envy.”

“We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.”

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