The Fox and The Lion Symbol Timeline in The Prince
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Fox and The Lion appears in The Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
..."sound foundations" or he will "come to grief." The main foundations of all states "are good laws and good arms ." Because it is impossible to have good laws without good arms (military power), and... (full context)
...a ruler must learn to act like a beast, Machiavelli urges princes to study " the fox and the lion ." The lion is "defenseless against traps" but can easily "frighten off wolves." Conversely, the... (full context)
Machiavelli elevates Severus, who as a new prince ably acted "the part of both a fox and a lion ," as an "outstanding" example for new rulers. Under the pretext of avenging Pertinax's death,... (full context)