Tiberius Quotes

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Bust of the Emperor Tiberius
2nd Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign 18 September 14 AD –
16 March 37 AD
(22 years)
Predecessor Augustus, stepfather, father-in-law, and adoptive father
(no blood relation)
Successor Caligula, great nephew and adoptive grandson
Born 16 November 42 BC
Died 16 March AD 37 (aged 77)
Misenum, Italy
Burial Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome

Vipsania Agrippina (19–11 BC)
Julia the Elder (11–2 BC)


Drusus Julius Caesar
Germanicus (adopted)
Drusus Caesar (adopted)

Full name

Tiberius Claudius Nero (birth to adoption)
Tiberius Julius Caesar (adoption to accession)
Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus (as emperor)

Power has no limits.
I shall always be consistent and never change my ways so long as I am in my senses; but for the sake of precedent the Senate should beware of binding itself to support the acts of any man, since he might through some mischance suffer a change.
To have command is to have all the power you will ever need. To have all the power you will ever need, is to have the world in the palm of you hand.
It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them.
Let them hate me, provided they respect my conduct.