Is Machiavelli's Argument To Fortune Or Virtue?

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“We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either” This quote by Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian statesman and author, shows that if you are very lucky and end up with one or more advantages, it is reasonable to say that fortune is the reason for your prosperity. If you end up with one or more advantages it is because of your virtues that you can rely on your prosperity. Government and writing are two things that Machiavelli has experience in. Machiavelli’s importance blossomed when he became ruler and secretary of the second ruler of the florentine republic. Later in life, he wrote several books including the book for which he has gained renown, The Prince.

Machiavelli’s early years are significant to shaping
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In 1510, Machiavelli was inspired by Roman history and became instrumental in organizing the Florentine Republic. He had four embassies for the french king and made an important decision for the welfare of Florentine by persuading the city to raise its own militia, instead of using mercenaries or a hired army. Later on, Machiavelli decided to break with long tradition and present the study of politics as a political science. Never actually a diplomat, he conducted a number of visits to other Italian restaurant courts as an envoy. Missions allowed him to witness firsthand the ruthlessness political deeds of Italy's absolute princes and dictators. He devoted his attention to questions of civic involvement and republicanism and realized that he had little prospects for finding employment in the Medici regime and he now turned to questions of political liberty and republicanism. He was a keen observer of political affairs and argues that a balance of power between the various interests that comprise society is the surest defense of human liberty. Also, Machiavelli defended the power of people in a more vigorous way. Ideas attracted considerable attention in his own day and continued to influence political theorists in modern times. His work expanded as he represented the city on missions throughout Europe. His reports to the Florentine government sometimes caused controversy. Machiavelli often expressed his own opinions. He criticized Florence's reliance on foreign mercenaries rather than a homegrown military force and therefore had the support of Florence's political leader Piero Soderini, Soderini placed him in charge of planning recruiting and training an army to put down the rebellion in Pisa. Soon later, Florentine forces reconquered Pisa in 1509, and political reputation
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