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It is this JUSTICE which must be the main responsibility of a sovereign. Since it is the prime interest of the many people whom they control, they must give it priority over any other interest of their own. What then becomes of Machiavel's recommendations of naked self-interest, self-aggrandizement, unleashed ambition and despotism? The sovereign, far from being the absolute Master of the people which are under his domination, is rather only the first servant [to his people].
- Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia "Anti-Machiavel"