It is safer to be feared than loved
More Quotes from Niccolo Machiavelli:It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
As laws are necessary that good manners may be preserved, so there is need of good manners that laws may be maintained.
The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see, but only a 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.
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
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I have two delightful sons, who I love dearly.