People who aim the vogue of influential men mostly show them special material offerings, but Machiavelli rather presents his special wisdom of the behavior of eminent men. He aims to show this mastery in a plain and natural style. He follows that as an individual of low social rank, he has the most reasonable standpoint on the efforts of those who are elevated above him, just as princes have the soundest views on the actions of people. He hopes that his benevolent patron will pity his modest and heartbreaking position.

Lesson to learn

One of the most influential works of Niccolo Machiavelli is his book, The Prince, and the purpose for writing it was to design a guide or handbook for the rulers and political leaders. In this book, Machiavelli has given a complete direction for political leadership. He dedicated his book to Lorenzo de Medici, but history showed that Medici never read it in his entire life. Machiavelli's book portrays the impact of considering society and the world with a severely demoralized mindset.

Machiavelli has mentioned his theory of political leadership in The Prince. And according to that, he drew a thought that love and fear are two essential elements in every successful ruler, and he does not ignore any of them. After exploring the history of political leadership, one would realize that his theory is no longer a theory today. However, it is a proven way to maintain justice, positivity, and stability in society. To support my writing, I would like to mention one of his famous quotes about love and fear:

"Men can be driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear."

According to Machiavelli's theory of political leadership, a man only needs the language of love or fear. If a person does not understand the language of love, he can mold because of fear. And fear could be of anything, but especially of punishment. As Machiavelli once said:

"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."