Octavianus Augustus citáty
Datum narození: 63 př. n. l.
Datum úmrtí: 19. srpen 14 n. l.
Augustus, známý také jako Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus, byl prvním císařem římské říše a zakladatelem julsko-klaudijské dynastie, který vládl od roku 27 př. n. l. až do své smrti v roce 14.
Citáty Octavianus Augustus
Quoting Homer's Iliad. Augustus was frequently disappointed in the conduct of some of his children; in Suetonius, Divus Augustus, paragraph 65. Translation: Robert Graves, 1957.
„If we could survive without a wife, citizens of Rome, all of us would do without that nuisance; but since nature has so decreed that we cannot manage comfortably with them, nor live in any way without them, we must plan for our lasting preservation rather than for our temporary pleasure.“
Of Cato, as quoted in An Examination of the Isis Cult with Preliminary Exploration into New Testament Studies (2008) by Elizabeth A. McCabe
„May it be my privilege to have the happiness of establishing the commonwealth on a firm and secure basis and thus enjoy the reward which I desire, but only if I may be called the author of the best possible government; and bear with me the hope when I die that the foundations which I have laid for its future government, will stand firm and stable.“
Suetonius, Divus Augustus, paragraph 28.
„At the age of nineteen, on my own initiative and at my own expense, I raised an army by means of which I restored liberty to the republic, which had been oppressed by the tyranny of a faction. For which service the senate, with complimentary resolutions, enrolled me in its order...“
Referring to the faction of Marcus Antonius.
„I declined to be made Pontifex Maximus in succession to a colleague still living, when the people tendered me that priesthood which my father had held. Several years later I accepted that sacred office when he at last was dead who, taking advantage of a time of civil disturbance, had seized it for himself, such a multitude from all Italy assembling for my election, in the consulship of Publius Sulpicius and Gaius Valgius, as is never recorded to have been in Rome before.“
Said disparagingly of a group of men in cloaks, quoting Virgil's The Aeneid. Augustus allowed only those wearing a toga and no cloak to enter the Forum; in Suetonius, Divus Augustus, paragraph 40. Translation: Robert Graves, 1957.
In Suetonius, Lives of the Twelve Caesars, II., 25. Cf. Shakespeare, Macbeth I. vii, "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly".
As quoted in Houghton, Mifflin, Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men (1882), p. 25 Variant translations: "Hurry slowly"; or, "Hasten slowly." Originally quoted in Greek, in Suetonius, II. Augustus, section 25, but better known in the Latin form, as reported in Chambers Dictionary of Quotations (1997), p. 50