The Prince may seem intimidating at first glance and even at the second but has anyone noticed further significance to the work? Why did it exist so long in the international literary eye?
I would argue that it claims importance due to not how many battles Machiavelli can list off but what it teaches not only on the battlefield and political realm but serves also as a psychology textbook in saying "this is how the masses think and this is how a leader responds in such and such a case." In this context, strange as it may seem, one can apply its principles to the classroom, to family, and the rest, inserting the aspect of love along with stratagem, which Machiavelli of course for the most part leaves out.
Yours in soul and mind,