Great men and what to fear

Great men are beholden to simple men because in spite of their greatness they must depend upon them.
Wherever a great man rests his feet must he thread carefully for all about him are mines and snares.
He is in danger of everything because he knows not everything and man by nature is deceiving, they seek their own comforts.
Dare you make them hungry and you will surely see them as they are, ready to betray you to your many enemies.
Shakespeare put in Caesar’s mouth these words:

I want the men around me to be fat, healthy-looking men who sleep at night. That Cassius over there has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Men like him are dangerous.

Today they worship you but tomorrow they wish death upon you so be careful of how you accept their praises in fear that they turn into a snare for you.


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