- As, in the studies of her youth, she had adopted the Machiavelism of ancient State- craft as a rule admissible in private life, so she seemed scarcely to admit as a crime that which was but the removal of a barrier between her aim and her end. - "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- In these reflections that able plotter, deep in the Machiavelism of the age, divorced the lover from the statesman. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
- If, according to the dark Machiavelism of Italian wisdom, the death of those enemies was impolitic, it was not in the act, but the mode of doing it. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.