The promise you” (The Prince, p.5), is advice

The
works of Machiavelli in “The Prince” marks the rise of his philosophy due to
his view of the society, government and human nature. I find the book
fascinating and interesting to read to acquire the political nature in line
with the supernatural thoughts, in this case, the purpose of God to man.

Machiavelli illustrated in his texts that things are not what they seem to be
but are controlled by human attributes (Machiavelli & Lotherington, 2017). According to my
understanding, he was trying to describe that human actions and plan is not
from their might but are controlled and given selectively. He showed us that
certain things are needed in place so that the rulers can be successful. The part,
“Accept, therefore, Your Magnificence, this is the little gift in the spirit
that I send it…that you may attain greatness that the Fortune* and all your
qualities promise you” (The Prince, p.5), is
advice to the leaders (Machiavelli
& Lotherington, 2017).

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Moreover,
Machiavelli illustrated that the concept of virtue
is the range of a prince’s attributes that help towards the success of their
power (Machiavelli &
Lotherington, 2017). I find the argument of the author true
in that, we should not fix our thinking only on our initiatives, but we should try to imitate our predecessors
who were successful. We should focus on the paths that they followed so that
they guide our virtues. He writes, “Those who, like these men, become princes
through their virtue acquire the principality with difficulty, but they hold on
to easily” (The Prince, 22). The writings of the author remind me of the quote
in the Bible, (Romans 13) that all the authority originates from God hence we
should be obedient and subject to them. I find the argument of developing
virtues true according to today’s leadership qualities. 

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