Quotations by Augustus


Well done is quickly done.

Augustus (63 BC - AD 14) Roman Emperor, statesman [Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus; b. Gaius Octavius]
(Attributed)

In Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars, 2.25 [tr. Graves and Grant (1979)]
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Make haste slowly.

Augustus (63 BC - AD 14) Roman Emperor, statesman [Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus; b. Gaius Octavius]
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In Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars (c. AD 121). Quoting a Greek proverb, according to Aulus Gellius.

Alt. trans.: "Hasten deliberately."
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