Lao-tzu and Machiavelli are political philosophers writing in two different lands and two different times. Lao-tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher from 6th century BC; the author of Tao-te Ching, and Machiavelli was an Italian philosopher who lived 2000 years after Lao-Tzu’s time, author of Prince. They are both philosophers but have totally different perspective on how to be a good leader. While both philosopher's writing is instructive. Lao-Tzu’s advice issues from detached view of a universal ruler while Machiavelli's advice is very personal perhaps demanding. There difference are though instructive, action and__________. Even thought they may have many difference, but there are also a few similarity, and they are _____________________.
Even thought Lao-Tzu’s and Machiavelli are writing to help the ruler of the country and to have the same conclusion, which is to guarantee the peace and happiness of the people, but the process and the method that they use are totally different from each other, and one of it is instructive. Lao Tzu’s reflects on the ruler who would, by careful management, maintain a happy citizenry. Machiavelli places the survival of the prince above all others considerations of government and, unlike Tao-Tzu’s, ignores the concerns and right of the people. For Machiavelli, maintaining power is the sign of good government. Another difference between Lao-Tzu’s and Machiavelli is that Tao-Tzu’s in this selection Tao-te Ching is his concern for the well being of the people in any government. He believe that a success form of government depend on good relation between the people and the leader. He believes that the less the master or government intervenes, the happier the people will be. While Machiavelli believes that it is importance of gaining power and holding power at any cost. His commitment to a powerful prince is based on his view that in the long run strength will guarantee the peace and happiness of the citizen.... [continues]
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