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why is it vital for a prince to surround himself with ministers of high quality?
because it makes the prince look cool and smart. it is the first impression people get of your power
what can help him make the right choices?
"when you see a minister thinking more of himself than of you, and seeking his own profit in everything he does, you'll never be able to trust him. " So a prince needs to be very considerate to his minister and share rewards and responsibilities with him.
what are the 3 types o intellect a person can possess? which is best?
ability to understand anything on your own, the ability to know when other people have the ability to understand things on their own, and nothing. the first is best
why is it so important for a prince to avoid flatterers? How can they be dangerous?
because they will make you feel really good and then you won't hear the truth.
Then you will run the risk of being despised.
according to Machiavelli, how much of our lives is determined by fate and how much by our own actions? What can be done to alleviate the impact of things beyond our control?
50% of each.
prepare as much as possible for problems ahead of time. build dykes.
What is necessary for someone to finally unite Italy? How long will Italians have to wait for this happen?
create a national army with good cavalry and infantry