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NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI

"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."

NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI

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"Death Note," a popular anime and manga series, presents a wealth of themes that echo Machiavellian concepts, particularly those related to power, morality, and the nature of leadership.

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  • However, it's difficult for a person to combine the qualities to provoke these two feelings. If you have to choose...

It is better to be feared than loved. Fear you can control; love, never.

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It is much safer to be feared than loved because ...love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails.

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