The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
List of Definitions
Source: The Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary Copyright © 1997 by Random House Inc.
- the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.
Source: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary
- the ethical teachings of Confucius, which emphasize reverence for ancestors, devotion to family and friends, cultivation and discipline of the mind, and social responsibility.
Source: WordNet Vocabulary Helper (NotreDame)
- the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China
Machiavelli and confucianism
Confucianism emphasizes the virtues of honesty, justice, integrity, peace, humanity, etc.
According to Machiavelli, if a prince always act only according to these virtues he will not last long. Machiavelli suggests that a prince at times know how to be dishonest, when to use war for your advantage, when to use tumults - even start it. Machiavelli also suggests that a prince must know how to act like a fox,
Copyright © 2001, 2002 - All Rights Reserved Worldwide
Reproducing this website in full or in part is strictly prohibited.