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The prince is a controversial book written by the Italian writer Niccolò Machiavelli. It is is considered one of the most audacious books in the world, and this sparked widespread controversy when it was first published in Europe; Because Machiavelli addressed the ethics of politics, something that no one had preceded.

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Critics unanimously agreed that it has evil morals, and they said that the book is only suitable for wicked tyrants of rulers, and as a result of that widespread fame and great controversy all readers in the sixteenth and seventeenth century know The book of the prince and the owner of Machiavelli, and fame was not confined to his era only, but extended to our time, and he set the example of Machiavelli in evil and opportunism because of his ideas in this book, so people repeated the saying: This is the principle of Machiavelli! This is a cheap Machiavellian!

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The Prince Quotes

Here are some quotes from goodreads :

“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”

“it is much safer to be feared than loved because …love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails.”

“Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see but few can test by feeling. Everyone sees what you seem to be, few know what you really are; and those few do not dare take a stand against the general opinion.”

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

The Prince Reviews

I’m weirdly pleased that The Prince lives up to its reputation: it is indeed Machiavellian. Here’s his advice on conquering self-governing states (i.e. democracies): “The only way to hold on to such a state is to reduce it to rubble.” Well then.

Alex

I think this was the first time that I read this book from cover to cover rather than dipping in and out of it, I feel that it’s reputation is bleaker than it’s bite, it seems no more cynical than observing to oneself, when an American political figure says something, that there is an election coming up, and it is far less cynical, or brutally practical than The Memoirs of Philippe de Commynes in my opinion.

Jan-Maat

I decided it was time to find out for myself what Machiavelli was about. After all, he is one of a small group of writers who have lent their names to an adjective in the English language (Dickens, Orwell and Kafka are others I can think of).

Ian

The Prince Contents

  • DEDICATION
  • CHAPTER I HOW MANY KINDS OF PRINCIPALITIES THERE ARE, AND BY WHAT MEANS THEY ARE ACQUIRED
  • CHAPTER II CONCERNING HEREDITARY PRINCIPALITIES
  • CHAPTER III CONCERNING MIXED PRINCIPALITIES
  • CHAPTER IV WHY THE KINGDOM OF DARIUS, CONQUERED BY ALEXANDER, DID NOT REBEL AGAINST THE SUCCESSORS OF ALEXANDER AT HIS DEATH
  • CHAPTER V CONCERNING THE WAY TO GOVERN CITIES OR PRINCIPALITIES WHICH LIVED UNDER THEIR OWN LAWS BEFORE THEY WERE ANNEXED
  • CHAPTER VI CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQUIRED BY ONE’S OWN ARMS AND ABILITY
  • CHAPTER VII CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQUIRED EITHER BY THE ARMS OF OTHERS OR BY GOOD FORTUNE
  • CHAPTER VIII CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE OBTAINED A PRINCIPALITY BY WICKEDNESS
  • CHAPTER IX CONCERNING A CIVIL PRINCIPALITY
  • CHAPTER X CONCERNING THE WAY IN WHICH THE STRENGTH OF ALL PRINCIPALITIES OUGHT TO BE MEASURED
  • CHAPTER XI CONCERNING ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCIPALITIES
  • CHAPTER XII HOW MANY KINDS OF SOLDIERY THERE ARE, AND CONCERNING MERCENARIES
  • CHAPTER XIII CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AND ONE’S OWN
  • CHAPTER XIV THAT WHICH CONCERNS A PRINCE ON THE SUBJECT OF THE ART OF WAR
  • CHAPTER XV CONCERNING THINGS FOR WHICH MEN, AND ESPECIALLY PRINCES, ARE PRAISED OR BLAMED
  • CHAPTER XVI CONCERNING LIBERALITY AND MEANNESS
  • CHAPTER XVII CONCERNING CRUELTY AND CLEMENCY, AND WHETHER IT IS BETTER TO BE LOVED THAN FEARED
  • CHAPTER XVIII CONCERNING THE WAY IN WHICH PRINCES SHOULD KEEP FAITH
  • CHAPTER XIX THAT ONE SHOULD AVOID BEING DESPISED AND HATED
  • CHAPTER XX ARE FORTRESSES, AND MANY OTHER THINGS TO WHICH PRINCES OFTEN RESORT, ADVANTAGEOUS OR HURTFUL?
  • CHAPTER XXI HOW A PRINCE SHOULD CONDUCT HIMSELF SO AS TO GAIN RENOWN
  • CHAPTER XXII CONCERNING THE SECRETARIES OF PRINCES
  • CHAPTER XXIII HOW FLATTERERS SHOULD BE AVOIDED
  • CHAPTER XXIV THE PRINCES OF ITALY HAVE LOST THEIR STATES
  • CHAPTER XXV WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS, AND HOW TO WITHSTAND HER
  • CHAPTER XXVI AN EXHORTATION TO LIBERATE ITALY FROM THE BARBARIANS

About the Author

Nicolo Machiavelli, born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. From 1494 to 1512 held an official post at Florence which included diplomatic missions to various European courts. Imprisoned in Florence, 1512; later exiled and returned to San Casciano. Died at Florence on 22nd June 1527.

Niccolò Machiavelli
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The Prince book info

Title: The Prince
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Categories: Fiction and literature. Novel.
Genre: Politics
Language: English
Pages: 194 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace 
ISBN: 978-1514649312

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