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    Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

    —  Niccolo Machiavelli

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    Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

    —  Niccolo Machiavelli

    Machiavelli commented on the relative ease of gaining favor from friends and enemies in Chapter 20 of The Prince, quoted above. However, this particular wording comes from a line spoken by Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola:
    My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
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