Emperor Tiberius


Emperor Tiberius (r. 14-37)

“So long as my wits do not fail me, you can count on the consistency of my behavior; but I should not like you to set the precedent of binding yourselves to approve a man’s every action, for what if something happened to alter that man’s character?”

  • Quote attributed to Emperor Tiberius in The Twelve Caesars (Tiberius) by Suetonius, translated by Robert Graves and edited by James B. Rives. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007.

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