There was a story that Vespasian was insulted by Phoebus, a freedman, for closing his eyes in a doze, and that having with difficulty been screened by the intercessions of the well disposed, he escaped imminent destruction through his grander destiny.
Ann Book XVI Chapter 5: Danger of a performance. Vespasian

Vespasian was an energetic soldier; he could march at the head of his army, choose the place for his camp, and bring by night and day his skill, or, if the occasion required, his personal courage to oppose the foe. His food was such as chance offered; his dress and appearance hardly distinguished him from the common soldier; in short, but for his avarice, he was equal to the generals of old
His Book II Chapter 5: Titus returns (cont.)

Vespasian's government had been infamous and odious.
His Book II Chapter 97: Revolt of Vespasian. Vitellius summons the army

Many wonders occurred which seemed to point him out as the object of the favour of heaven and of the partiality of the Gods.
His Book IV Chapter 81: Vespasian emperor. Vespasian as a healer

There was a firm persuasion, that in the ancient records of their priests was contained a prediction of how at this very time the East was to grow powerful, and rulers, coming from Judaea, were to acquire universal empire. These mysterious prophecies had pointed to Vespasian and Titus, but the common people, with the usual blindness of ambition, had interpreted these mighty destinies of themselves, and could not be brought even by disasters to believe the truth.
His Book V Chapter 13: Jewish-Roman War. The siege of Jerusalem (cont.)

One of his highborn prisoners, Josephus by name, as he was being put in chains, declared most confidently that he would soon be released by the same man, who would then, however, be emperor.
Stn Vespasian, Chapter 5: Omens

The fox changes his fur, but not his nature
Stn Vespasian, Chapter 16: His love for money

He was the first to establish a regular salary of a hundred thousand sesterces for Latin and Greek teachers of rhetoric,
Stn Vespasian, Chapter 18: Arts and culture

When Titus found fault with him for contriving a tax upon public toilets, he held a piece of money from the first payment to his son's nose, asking whether its odor was offensive to him. When Titus said "No," he replied, "Yet it comes from urine.
Stn Vespasian, Chapter 23: Wit

Methinks I'm turning into a god.
Stn Vespasian, Chapter 23: Wit
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