Emperors are necessarily wretched men since only their assassination can convince the public that the conspiracies against their lives are real.
[Condicionem principum miserrimam aiebat, quibus de coniuratione comperta non crederetur nisi occisis.]

Domitian (51-96) Roman Emperor

Suetonius, Life of Domitian, ch. 21
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