|The king's ministers are his eyes. So
he should choose them with circumspection.
Who can hurt the prince that commands the
loyalty of advisers who do not hesitate to give unpleasant counsel and to point it out to
him when he goes wrong? The prince who has not this priceless protection of advisers that
have the courage to tell him when he goes wrong will find his ruin even if there be no
enemies to attack him :