Quote by: Niccolo Machiavelli

And here comes in the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both; but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.


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  • NameNiccolo Machiavelli
  • DescriptionItalian politician and writer
  • AliasesNiccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli; Machiavelli
  • BornMay 3, 1469
  • DiedJune 21, 1527
  • CountryItaly
  • ProfessionPlaywright; Politician; Historian; Philosopher; Political Theorist; Military Theorist; Writer
  • WorksThe Prince