|14||IT'S YOUR TIME NOW|
You've had a setback. Don't wait for someone else to put it right.
Unless you do your best, theday will come when, tiredand hungry, you will haltjust short of the goal youwere ordered to reach, andby halting you will makeuseless the efforts and deathsof thousands.
~ GENERAL GEORGE PATTON
Machiavelli, looking at the clear failures of Italian leaders to sustain their power and create stable states, openly loathes the attitude that has deposed or threatened leaders saying that it was just bad luck, or that the timing was wrong. He despises those who wait for other people to come to their aid and give them a second chance.
You can't always make the right decision. You're going to have a setback sometimes, ...