It is better to be feared than loved, if you .. Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
@Fokhrul Islam The ideal situation for a ruler is to be both feared and loved. A ruler that is loved is only effective while that love can lead to personal gain for their subjects. Once the ruler’s power weakens, they are quickly abandoned. If the subjects fear the ruler, that fear guarantees support. They ask themselves: “What will he do to us if we are disloyal?” That fear and uncertainty keep the people loyal and obedient, even in difficult times.