Disease Symbol Timeline in The Prince
The timeline below shows where the symbol Disease appears in The Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...to remedy it before it became too widespread. Machiavelli compares political disorders to a " wasting disease ," which at the start is "easy to cure but difficult to diagnose" and, if... (full context)
...being fickle, frivolous, effeminate, cowardly, [and] irresolute." A ruler must avoid these behaviors "like the plague." A prince must demonstrate "grandeur, courage, sobriety, [and] strength" and act in such a way... (full context)
...men are "so happily self-absorbed" and "indulge in .... self-deception," many "fall victim" to the "plague" of flattery. Equally dangerous, Machiavelli states, "Some efforts to protect oneself from flatterers involve the... (full context)