Machiavelli The Prince Quote Analysis
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The ideas expressed through the documents authored by Baldassare Castiglione and Niccolo Machiavelli are the ways through which the prince and the courtier should serve their master or people. The prince must be feared so that he may not lose his power, while the courtier must show reverence and respect toward his master.
In The Prince, Machiavelli describes the ideal prince and how he should rule in order to retain his power. Through several observations, Machiavelli confirms his beliefs that a ruler should be feared rather than loved, because if one is loved as a leader, his amount of power will be vulnerable. However, if a leader becomes hated by all, there is a severe risk of losing power. Machiavelli states, "Still, the prince should