? asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 2 months ago

I need help. Why was this quote related to renaissance?

"Anyone who determines to act in all circumstances the part of a good man must come to ruin among so many who are not good. Hence, if a prince wishes to maintain himself, he must learn how not to be good, and to use that ability or not as is required." Niccolo Machiavelli (Renaissance philosopher)

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I need say no more than Robert has.   Machiavelli was a philosopher who lived during the Renaissance.   Note capital for Renaissance.

    The Renaissance was not solely about beautiful paintings.

  • 1 month ago

    1.  Niccolo Machiavelli ,Lived during the renaissance. Intense competition for little valuable land.

    2.  He was influenced by the politics, of the city states of northern Italy. Just being a good ruler wasn't enough. To hold on to power, sometimes you had to have rivals killed.

    Source(s): The Borgias. TV drama about the family of the same name.
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