Fortune And Wealth In Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

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“He who has relied least on fortune is established the strongest,” said Niccolo Machiavelli in his book The Prince. This quote is amazing, and it shows no more than the truth. Most people believe that fortune and wealth equal power. Some people even believe that they cannot have power without being rich. They are all wrong. Power is not measured on the amount of money you have or in your ancestors, for some people believe that the ones whom their ancestors were powerful must remain in the power. The strongest man is the one who relies on his abilities and intelligence. The ones who rely on fortune get lost while the ones who rely on their own abilities will exert power. And just as Niccolo Machiavelli said, “Those who by valorous ways become…show more content…
Betraying friends, being cruel, and threatening people, trying to inflict them fear, may gain control and power, but the people will remember you as a cruel and merciless man. It is more important to be remembered as an honourable and honest man than be remembered as a cheater and a liar. It is more important to live in glory than to live in shame. To live in glory is a triumph. To live in shame is a fail. The people´s trust is one of the most important things in an empire or a governing body, and it is difficult to earn it. Some people do not even know how to trust their leaders. They are already trying to decipher which things are true and which things are lies, and it is difficult to change their minds. A great leader is the one with the ability to know how to earn the people´s trust. A great leader is the one who knows exactly which thing to say in the right place and at the right time. Niccolo Machiavelli knows how a great leader must be, and he describes him in his book. A great leader must be someone with superior abilities, someone who does not need an army to help him obtain what he wants because he can do it himself, and someone who is honourable, and understands his people. But mostly, a leader is someone in whom you feel free and safe to trust because you know that he will not betray
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