The Prince

The Prince

Machiavelli needs to be looked at as he really was. Hence: Can Machiavelli, who makes the following observations, be Machiavellian as we understand the disparaging term? 1. So it is that to know the nature of a people, one need be a Prince; to know the nature of a Prince, one need to be of the people. 2. If a Prince is not given to vices that make him hated, it is unsusal Machiavelli needs to be looked at as he really was. Hence: Can Machiavelli, who makes the following observations, be Machi...

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Title:The Prince
Author:Niccolò Machiavelli
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:140 pages pages

The Prince Reviews

  • Eric Althoff
    Aug 15, 2007

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

  • David
    Nov 17, 2017

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    Sep 01, 2007

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

  • Sara Batkie
    Sep 01, 2007

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

    People who need to read this? A certain orange someone whose name rhymes with Ronald Rump. There were definitely moments in this that made me yell "OMG YES" at my tablet, because despite being written in the early 1500s, there's a LOT of stuff in this that's still completely releva...

    Sound Advice for a Budding Ruler 2 August 2012 Having now read this book three times I sort of wonder how Machiavelli's name came to represent a sort of politics that involved deceit, manipulation, and backstabbing, because for those who claim that this is what the Prince is about...

    After 500 or so years of people writing about, arguing about, despising, lauding and picking apart this book, it's hard for me to come up with anything new to say. Was Machiavelli being sarcastic? Was he publishing a book on how to rule amorally so as to stir up the peasants and ma...

    Turned out to be an easier and more entertaining a read than expected from a political treatise. After having read Walden, Civil Disobedience and now The Prince one after the other, I now feel equipped enough to take on heavy weights like Nietzsche and heavier tomes. ...

    This rating is for Tim Parks' translation & introductions; I wouldn't use a rating for the work as a whole. This is an excellent, highly readable modern version with contextualising introduction, and the translator's note is quite fascinating for translation geeks. It almost ...

    This book really opened my eyes to the way true power is exercised. Should be a 'foundational book' for anyone hoping to build a 'knowledge library' they can go back to throughout life. ...

    For my "Renaissance War and Peace" class. Interesting philosophy I suppose. But if it enlightened me more on anything, it was why I hate politicians in the first place. ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Apr 20, 2008

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Sep 03, 2012

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

  • Beattie
    Apr 25, 2008

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

  • Better Eggs
    Sep 15, 2011

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

  • Stephen
    Aug 20, 2008

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Sep 29, 2011

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

    People who need to read this? A certain orange someone whose name rhymes with Ronald Rump. There were definitely moments in this that made me yell "OMG YES" at my tablet, because despite being written in the early 1500s, there's a LOT of stuff in this that's still completely releva...

    Sound Advice for a Budding Ruler 2 August 2012 Having now read this book three times I sort of wonder how Machiavelli's name came to represent a sort of politics that involved deceit, manipulation, and backstabbing, because for those who claim that this is what the Prince is about...

    After 500 or so years of people writing about, arguing about, despising, lauding and picking apart this book, it's hard for me to come up with anything new to say. Was Machiavelli being sarcastic? Was he publishing a book on how to rule amorally so as to stir up the peasants and ma...

    Turned out to be an easier and more entertaining a read than expected from a political treatise. After having read Walden, Civil Disobedience and now The Prince one after the other, I now feel equipped enough to take on heavy weights like Nietzsche and heavier tomes. ...

  • Paul
    Dec 10, 2008

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

  • Alex
    Mar 17, 2010

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

  • Robyn
    Mar 07, 2012

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

    People who need to read this? A certain orange someone whose name rhymes with Ronald Rump. There were definitely moments in this that made me yell "OMG YES" at my tablet, because despite being written in the early 1500s, there's a LOT of stuff in this that's still completely releva...

    Sound Advice for a Budding Ruler 2 August 2012 Having now read this book three times I sort of wonder how Machiavelli's name came to represent a sort of politics that involved deceit, manipulation, and backstabbing, because for those who claim that this is what the Prince is about...

    After 500 or so years of people writing about, arguing about, despising, lauding and picking apart this book, it's hard for me to come up with anything new to say. Was Machiavelli being sarcastic? Was he publishing a book on how to rule amorally so as to stir up the peasants and ma...

  • Liz Janet
    Nov 27, 2014

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

  • Henry Avila
    Dec 04, 2016

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

  • Jan-Maat
    Jun 15, 2011

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

  • K.
    Apr 27, 2017

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

    People who need to read this? A certain orange someone whose name rhymes with Ronald Rump. There were definitely moments in this that made me yell "OMG YES" at my tablet, because despite being written in the early 1500s, there's a LOT of stuff in this that's still completely releva...

  • David Sarkies
    Aug 02, 2012

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

    People who need to read this? A certain orange someone whose name rhymes with Ronald Rump. There were definitely moments in this that made me yell "OMG YES" at my tablet, because despite being written in the early 1500s, there's a LOT of stuff in this that's still completely releva...

    Sound Advice for a Budding Ruler 2 August 2012 Having now read this book three times I sort of wonder how Machiavelli's name came to represent a sort of politics that involved deceit, manipulation, and backstabbing, because for those who claim that this is what the Prince is about...

  • Michelle
    Jun 29, 2019

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

  • Antonomasia
    Jun 21, 2016

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

    People who need to read this? A certain orange someone whose name rhymes with Ronald Rump. There were definitely moments in this that made me yell "OMG YES" at my tablet, because despite being written in the early 1500s, there's a LOT of stuff in this that's still completely releva...

    Sound Advice for a Budding Ruler 2 August 2012 Having now read this book three times I sort of wonder how Machiavelli's name came to represent a sort of politics that involved deceit, manipulation, and backstabbing, because for those who claim that this is what the Prince is about...

    After 500 or so years of people writing about, arguing about, despising, lauding and picking apart this book, it's hard for me to come up with anything new to say. Was Machiavelli being sarcastic? Was he publishing a book on how to rule amorally so as to stir up the peasants and ma...

    Turned out to be an easier and more entertaining a read than expected from a political treatise. After having read Walden, Civil Disobedience and now The Prince one after the other, I now feel equipped enough to take on heavy weights like Nietzsche and heavier tomes. ...

    This rating is for Tim Parks' translation & introductions; I wouldn't use a rating for the work as a whole. This is an excellent, highly readable modern version with contextualising introduction, and the translator's note is quite fascinating for translation geeks. It almost ...

  • Huda Aweys
    Aug 25, 2013

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

    People who need to read this? A certain orange someone whose name rhymes with Ronald Rump. There were definitely moments in this that made me yell "OMG YES" at my tablet, because despite being written in the early 1500s, there's a LOT of stuff in this that's still completely releva...

    Sound Advice for a Budding Ruler 2 August 2012 Having now read this book three times I sort of wonder how Machiavelli's name came to represent a sort of politics that involved deceit, manipulation, and backstabbing, because for those who claim that this is what the Prince is about...

    After 500 or so years of people writing about, arguing about, despising, lauding and picking apart this book, it's hard for me to come up with anything new to say. Was Machiavelli being sarcastic? Was he publishing a book on how to rule amorally so as to stir up the peasants and ma...

    Turned out to be an easier and more entertaining a read than expected from a political treatise. After having read Walden, Civil Disobedience and now The Prince one after the other, I now feel equipped enough to take on heavy weights like Nietzsche and heavier tomes. ...

    This rating is for Tim Parks' translation & introductions; I wouldn't use a rating for the work as a whole. This is an excellent, highly readable modern version with contextualising introduction, and the translator's note is quite fascinating for translation geeks. It almost ...

    This book really opened my eyes to the way true power is exercised. Should be a 'foundational book' for anyone hoping to build a 'knowledge library' they can go back to throughout life. ...

    For my "Renaissance War and Peace" class. Interesting philosophy I suppose. But if it enlightened me more on anything, it was why I hate politicians in the first place. ...

    1- My review in English- ?????? ?????????? ? ????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? ????? ??? ?????? A wonderful book really, in an Islamic state in the Middle Ages there was a kind of literature to advis...

  • Florencia
    Jun 23, 2013

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

  • Zanna
    Feb 26, 2015

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

  • Luís C.
    Sep 27, 2014

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

  • Laura Noggle
    Oct 20, 2015

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

  • Piyangie
    May 31, 2019

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

  • Simon Clark
    Jan 31, 2018

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

  • Sidharth Vardhan
    Aug 04, 2016

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Sep 25, 2016

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...

    Niccol Machiavelli considers that human desires and states of spirit are always the same. Thus he studies the past and seeks in history the explanations for the reality of his time. The history can predict future events and use the same old ways, or in failing, that creates other for...

    The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one...

    Libertine magazine issue 3 has a quote down the spine: it is the common good, and not private gain, that makes the cities great I like to quote this to friends and play the yes-no game at guessing who said it. Everyone is stunned that it was Machiavelli. In times when Machiave...

    'We can say that cruelty is used well... when it is employed once for all, and one's safety depends on it, and then it is not persisted in but as far as possible turned to the good of one's subjects.' The Prince is unlike anything I've read before. In many ways it feels like a truly...

    Mandatory reading for Earthlings. Incredible insights on humanity, experience, perception, glory and honor, power and survival. Will re-read. ?Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.? "And in examining their life and deeds it will be seen that th...

    So, it seems there has been a bit of a mix up. I'm a Tupac fan and having read an article that mentioned that Tupac read this book while in prison and found it profoundly enlightening I decided it was a must read for me, I clicked and its sat on the kindle for almost two years , unt...

    I will go out on a limb to say that second only to the major religious works (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), Nicolo Macchiavellie's "The Prince" is the most important and influential work that has ever been put into print. Composed by the Florentine in the 16th Century, "The Prince" prov...

    JANUARY 2017: One aspect of this how-to manual deals with doing a whole lot of infamous things at the same time to keep adversaries/complainants on the back foot, and this really does seem to be the MO over the pond at this moment. A revisit via youtube animation This book, and its ...

    People who need to read this? A certain orange someone whose name rhymes with Ronald Rump. There were definitely moments in this that made me yell "OMG YES" at my tablet, because despite being written in the early 1500s, there's a LOT of stuff in this that's still completely releva...

    Sound Advice for a Budding Ruler 2 August 2012 Having now read this book three times I sort of wonder how Machiavelli's name came to represent a sort of politics that involved deceit, manipulation, and backstabbing, because for those who claim that this is what the Prince is about...

    After 500 or so years of people writing about, arguing about, despising, lauding and picking apart this book, it's hard for me to come up with anything new to say. Was Machiavelli being sarcastic? Was he publishing a book on how to rule amorally so as to stir up the peasants and ma...

    Turned out to be an easier and more entertaining a read than expected from a political treatise. After having read Walden, Civil Disobedience and now The Prince one after the other, I now feel equipped enough to take on heavy weights like Nietzsche and heavier tomes. ...

    This rating is for Tim Parks' translation & introductions; I wouldn't use a rating for the work as a whole. This is an excellent, highly readable modern version with contextualising introduction, and the translator's note is quite fascinating for translation geeks. It almost ...

    This book really opened my eyes to the way true power is exercised. Should be a 'foundational book' for anyone hoping to build a 'knowledge library' they can go back to throughout life. ...

  • Catherine
    Jul 31, 2018

    That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli?s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often...

    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. I'd like to say that any guy whose la...

    This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than l...

    Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destruction, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being ov...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    Il Principe = The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Pr...

    I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never publishe...

    In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it. No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice. Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ...

    How to run things and hopefully remain popular but not give a monkey's if they hate you. How to instil enough fear in people that they at least show respect to your face. Plenty of good lessons here for a politician, but adaptable by anyone if you don't mind being thought evil by yo...

    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 ...

    A young colleague of mine recently said ?management is easy?. I smiled enigmatically and considered buying him a copy of ?The Prince? but I fear it would be wasted. I am now on my third copy of this book which, alas, I can only read in English. The George Bull translation (as r...

    This book is the perfect representation between the best and the worst of House Slytherin in the Harry Potter verse, and that is how I presented it to my class. I got an A on the paper, so it does make sense. ?Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are...

    I didn't know exactly what to expect, when starting this classic treatise. As it turns out, the book is very accessible. Machiavelli turns out to have a very pragmatic, and practical approach to governing. One of the most important recommendations he has, is that a governing prince sho...

    ??men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, because it belongs to everybody to see you, to few to come in touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are?? What a simple quote that holds so much influence. The same can be said...