Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince

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The Prince is a book that was controversial before it had even been sent to the printer. Written in vernacular Italian instead of Latin, dedicated to a member of one of the most powerful Italian families of the day, and only printed after Machiavelli’s death, this treatise on how to tyrannize effectively was considered shocking even by his contemporaries. The discussion of its morality that continues to this day gives us the modern-day word Machiavellian.
The book is organized into several sections, each one giving direction on the ruthless rule of principalities that Machiavelli based on both reading and personal experience. Despite its controversial nature, The Prince is often cited as one of the first examples of modern philosophical thought, and the “advice” contained within is still quoted as relevant today.
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Ibtisam Bhatti
Ibtisam Bhattishared an impression4 months ago

Totally epic read. I now understand how to become the next true world leader, even if the world I will lead will only have a few million left when I'm done with it.

Sentinel
Sentinelshared an impression4 months ago
💡Learnt A Lot

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Quotes

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b7107009067has quoted4 years ago
you wish to please me, and to bring success and honour to yourself, do right and study, because others will help you if you help yourself."
Haffizah Yasmina
Haffizah Yasminahas quoted2 years ago
Men will not look at things as they really are, but as they wish them to be—and are ruined
David Alejandro
David Alejandrohas quoted4 years ago
Men will not look at things as they really are, but as they wish them to be—and are ruined

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