One of the greatest books on political thought is Machiavelli’s The Prince. In it he asks a great prince to possess three virtus:
1. clementia : The quality of mercy
2. liberalitas : The quality of geneorsity
3. fides : One who honours his words
Even today, these are three virtues that everyone must possess.
Published by Akshat Rathi
Akshat Rathi is a senior reporter for Bloomberg News. He has previously worked at Quartz, The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
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