Is it better to be feared than loved

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Machiavelli was a man who was not worried about what was morally correct, but rather, what was politically deserved. He was in fact an honest and religious man, but he has become known for trickery and double-dealing. He thought that princes would have to start tricking his enemies, or even his people for the good of his state. In my opinion, his theory, “It is better to be feared than loved” is saying that when …

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…I feel that a good leader would rather have his people respect him, rather than fear him. The king of France, Louis, followed Machiavelli’s theory all the way. He led his state by ruling with intimidation, bribery, and trickery. He wanted his people to fear him so that they would do what he want, when he wanted. “It is better to be feared than loved” is a true statement, but it is not moral.