Let them hate, so long as they fear. Oderint, dum metuant. Caligula There are no other quotes by this person in the Bon Mots database. Quoted in Lives of the Caesars, by Suetonius Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Fear in politics Hate Fear Authoritarianism Speaker Caligula Author Suetonius Source Lives of the Caesars Genre Biography Historical literature Language Latin Time 1st century Era Classical antiquity Occupation National leader From Italy Europe Roman Empire Authentication Score 0 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Accius, Lucius. Atreus. c. 86 BC, Rome, Italy. Citation text copied to clipboard.