He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command -Niccolo Machiavelli ~k/cq~
Here is another quote from Niccolo Machiavelli. I think this fall under universal wisdom but given the historical context I feel the connection to HEMA is strong. In sparring do at once do not hesitate do not falter. Machiavelli is one of those fascinating historical minds if you are into this I suggest reading The Prince. Thank you HEMA Hounds! I hope you enjoy!
Niccolo Machiavelli quotes - A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so.