boni pastoris est tondere pecus non deglubere

it is a good shepherd's [job] to shear his flock, not to flay them

Notes

Tiberius reportedly said this to his regional commanders, as a warning against taxing the populace excessively.

Words

  • pecusa herd, a single head of cattle, especially a sheep, head, herd of cattle, single beast
  • nonnot