While procrastinating on a paper I clicked a magic button, which led me to this site:
It has philosophers' entire works squashed into bite-sized explanations! How cool (and dangerous) is that? Seems like it'd be very easy for things to be misinterpreted when condensed so badly. It'd also be rather hard to choose what to keep in and what to leave out!
So far I've only looked at Machiavelli, and only the Very Squashed version of The Prince, but it looked...acceptable, at least. Machiavelli is probably my favorite philosopher; this doesn't mean I'd use his methods, just that I love the way he explains his ideas. He is a pragmatist, that's for sure.
Here's a quote I found while meandering through...okay, fine, while reading pages upon pages of Machiavelli quotes, because this is the sort of thing I do while procrastinating on papers. Anyway, enjoy:
"Never was anything great achieved without danger."