The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Written almost five hundred years ago, The Prince has over the centuries served as the manual for the most effective acquisition and consolidation of political power, earning Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli posthumous recognition as the father of modern-day politics. In The Prince, Machiavelli s most famous treatise on political strategy, the end justified the means in the quest for political stability in a princedom. He is remembered for infamous quotes such as: it would be best to be both loved and feared. But since the two rarely come together, anyone compelled to choose will find greater security in being feared than in being loved. ; and a man who strives after goodness in all his acts is sure to come to ruin, since there are so many men who are not good ; and that in politics, it is not important to be religious, as what s important is to appear to the public to be religious. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 1527) was an Italian a civil servant in t

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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