- "If an injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not to be feared. Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offence. Benefits ought to be handed out drop-by-drop so they may be relished the more."
- —Dick Grayson quoting Machiavelli[src]
Niccolò Machiavelli is a historical individual.
Behind the scenes
- In the real world, Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, politician, playwright and poet of the Renaissance period, considered the father of political science.
- The painting used is that of a famous one done by Santi di Tito in the second half of the 16th century.