“The possession of unlimited power
will make a despot of almost any man.
There is a possible Nero
in the gentlest human creature that walks.”
~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich ~
Digitally enhanced image created from a crop of an original photo of street art taken in Wiesbaden, Germany in June 2016.
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“The Rome he has been trained to serve, the Rome of Augustus and Germanicus, was gone. In its place stood Neronopolis, ruled by a megalomaniac brat.” ~ James Romm (speaking of Seneca)
“It’s not evil that’s ruining the earth, but mediocrity. The crime is not that Nero played while Rome burned, but that he played badly.” ~ Ned Rorem