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The Prince

The Prince

  

by Niccolò Machiavelli

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The Prince Strength and Skill Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #10

Severus had such a strong character [tanta virtù] that though he tyrannized the people to keep the army friendly he was always able to govern with success; his qualities [virtù] amazed and awed the people, impressed and pleased the army, so that both groups in their different ways admired him. (19.13)

Right before this, Machiavelli talks about Marcus Aurelius's virtù . This guy hated cruelty, loved peace, and was all-around respectable. So what can virtù mean if it is used for both Marcus and Severus?

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