Niccolò Machiavelli: The Quotes that Made the Man

Vee L. Harrison on 2019-04-23 18:58:32
He was remembered for his uncomfortable and his brutal honesty. His philosophy showed that he preferred to be respected, he didn’t care about being loved. Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian politician, historian, philosopher, and writer. His best-known book, The Prince, debuted in 1513. His philosophies are widely criticized. His philosophies were interesting, to say the least. Machiavellianism is used to describe negative politicians, and this is exactly what Machiavelli described in The Prince. He expanded on their immoral ways and how many would kill innocent people and be dishonest. The Prince received high attention and has said to be a great teacher of evil and power.

Machiavelli has been considered the father of modern political theory. The theory implies political deviance, and it’s almost as if he predicted what our century is currently experiencing. Think about it…he explicitly illustrates tales of dishonest politics in a book written centuries ago. His truths were raw, and he didn’t hold back on his ideas around power, and how to maintain it – be it good or bad.

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He believed that public and private morality had to be vividly separate for things to be orderly and rule well. He believed that it was better to be feared than loved. He taught that a loved ruler retains authority by obligation while a feared leader rules by fear of being punished.

Machiavelli was a fifteenth-century writer writing on politics that we see today. The Prince as in infamous piece of work that still lives on, especially now, in a time where our political climate is unstable, and our country’s political parties are at war. Machiavelli was a politician by blood, as he came from an extremely political family. His works showed that he understood the real inner workings of politics, how to gain power, and how to maintain power.

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