Top 11 Quotes & Sayings by Claudius

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Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was the fourth Roman emperor, ruling from AD 41 to 54. A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, Claudius was born to Drusus and Antonia Minor at Lugdunum in Roman Gaul, where his father was stationed as a military legate. He was the first Roman emperor to be born outside Italy. Nonetheless, Claudius was an Italian of Sabine origins. Because he was afflicted with a limp and slight deafness due to sickness at a young age, he was ostracized by his family and was excluded from public office until his consulship. Claudius' infirmity probably saved him from the fate of many other nobles during the purges throughout the reigns of Tiberius and Caligula, as potential enemies did not see him as a serious threat. His survival led to him being declared emperor by the Praetorian Guard after Caligula's assassination, at which point he was the last adult male of his family.

Roman - Leader | 10 BC - 54 AD

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No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
Say not always what you know, but always know what you say. — © Claudius
Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.
To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better.
No one is free who does not lord over himself.
Acquaintance lessens fame.
Evidently, quality of wits is more important than quantity.
O my offense is rank, it smells to heaven.
[Jews were] fomenting a general plague on the whole world.
He who wants peace must prepare for war.
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below
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