„Let them hate me, so that they will but fear me.“
Oderint, dum metuant.

—  Calígula, Quoted in The Tyrants : 2500 Years of Absolute Power and Corruption (2006), p. 27 , these derive from a statement by Suetonius, included below, in which he states these words were often used by Caligula, but imply that he was quoting the tragedian Accius. Variant translation: Let them hate (me) so long as they fear (me).

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