Augustus Quotes

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Augustus Quotes and Phrases
Well done is quickly done
Augustus

I found Rome of clay; I leave it to you of marble
Augustus

Give me a safe commander, not a rash one
Augustus

I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
Augustus

I like treachery, but I cannot say anything good of traitors.
Augustus

No risk attends the meed that silence brings.
Augustus

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.
Augustus

Don’t you believe it.
Augustus

Hasten slowly.
Augustus

To seek to keep the established constitution unchanged argues a good citizen and a good man.
Augustus

Make haste slowly
Augustus

Do you young men listen to an old man, to whom old men listened when he was young.
Augustus

You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.
Augustus

If I have played my part well, clap your hands, and dismiss me with applause from the stage.
Augustus

Livia, keep our marriage alive, and farewell.
Augustus

Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.
Augustus
 
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