To rule by fear or love?

@Stegeo3 (199)
United States
April 7, 2008 5:04pm CST
Niccolo Machiavelli is famous for the quote, "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." I don't agree though. At least, I wouldn't want to be feared rather than loved. I mean, how would it feel to have no friends because everyone is afraid of you? Not only that, but someone who isn't fearful of you may attempt to harm you eventually.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
7 Apr 08
We all want to be loved, but I expect you'd get more done if you were feared! Perhaps the best bet would be to loved and RESPECTED, how does that sound for something to aim at?