By. Saray Navarrete, Zach Flowers, and Karime Mendoza
Birth and Death
Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy and he died on June 21, 1527 also in Florence, Italy.
Machiavelli died at the age of fifty-eight years old.
- Machiavelli believed that the safety of the state is the responsibility of the ruler and should be achieved by whatever is possible no matter what the ruler has to do. The ruler's personal morality is less significant then the safety of the state because he will be judged by what happens in the end not how he did it. In other words, a ruler cannot and won't honor his words.
- "In the actions of all men, especially princes, where there is no resource to justice, the end is all that counts. A prince should only be concerned with conquering or maintaining a state, for the means will always be judged to be honorable and praiseworthy by each and every person, because the masses always follow appearances and the outcomes of affairs, and the world is nothing than the masses." "A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise."
Quotes by Machiavelli
Explanation: Fear will control and maintain peace among the people much more efficiently than love.
"Never was anything great achieved without danger."
Explanation: You gotta risk it for the biscuit.