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Unformatted text preview: qualities: compassion, good faith, integrity, kindness and most importantly religion. In keeping good appearances Machiavelli stated that opinions of princes are formed by the people in his court, and a ruler should choose his advisor wisely. Machiavelli made it clear, in section XXII that it is important for a rulers advisors to have strong senses of morality but not necessary for the ruler himself to be that way. Machiavelli believed that a prince should appear moral on the surface but if sticking to these morals put the ruler at a disadvantage then there should be no hesitation to abandon those morals....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course LITTRANS 360 taught by Professor Mierenowski during the Spring '07 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '07
- The Prince, Machiavelli