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Confucius was a humanist unlike Machiavelli He examined the past and distinguished the good and the bad He remembered important information that was to be modeled or serve as an example of what should be avoided Confucius felt that force regulation by law could set limits for people However he felt that it was too cruel to inspire their daily exchanges He felt that the governments needed meaning and motivation something they could not provide Unlike Machiavelli Confucius felt the need for love He felt love is an important place in life and that is should be supported by social structures and ethics Confucius stressed that one should not impose on others what you yourself do not desire XV 24 He stressed the importance of tradition He taught that tradition shaped peoples attitudes and would soon be perfected Machiavelli was not concerned with being very virtuous but Confucius begged to differ Confucius states He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star which keeps its place and all the starts turn toward it Analects XVII Confucius placed enormous value on art Those opposed to art were considered half-human It was not art that engulfed Confucius but its direction toward virtue that impressed him Confucius placed emphasis on education He felt that not teaching a man that had the ability to be taught was wasting a man Yet teaching a man who cannot be taught is wasting words Confucius felt that music and poetry stimulated the mind They both teach contemplation and sensitivity and teach one to serve and respect their parents Analects XVII XVII 9 Machiavelli jumped at the opportunity to ridicule human nature He had a strong sense of distrust in citizens Machiavelli stated that in time of adversity when the state is in need of its citizens there are few to be found 34 Machiavellis advice to the prince is that because men are wretched
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