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Cruelty and Clemency

Concerning Cruelty And Clemency, And Whether It Is Better To Be Loved Than Feared Niccolo Machiavelli COMING now to the other qualities mentioned above, I say that every prince ought to desire to be considered clement and not cruel. Nevertheless he ought to take care not to misuse this clemency. Cesare Borgia was considered cruel; […]