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Famous quotes by Virgil on love, success, fear, fortune and other things.

99 Famous Quotes By Virgil, The Author Of The Aeneid

Famous As: Poet
Born On: October 15, 70
Died On: September 21, 19
Born In: Virgilio, Lombardy
Died At Age: 51

Publius Vergilius Maro, who is referred to as Virgil among English speaking people, was a poet who lived in ancient Rome between 70 BC and 19 BC, during the reign of King Augustus. Virgil is regarded as one of the greatest poets in the Latin language to have ever lived and his poems are still counted among the classics in the language. Virgil is the author of the Latin epic ‘Aeneid’, which is considered among the greatest epics in the Latin language and in addition to that, he penned the Georgics and Eclogues, which are also considered to be major works. Virgil is counted among the greatest poets to have ever emerged from the Roman Empire and rightly so, considering the body of work that he had produced during his career. Virgil’s body of work is not only considered to be the among the finest in Ancient Rome but his work also went on to influence poets who came after him and in fact, Dante’s Divine Comedy was heavily influenced by his work. Here are some of the best quotes by Virgil.

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Fortune sides with him who dares.

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Flctere si nqueo speros Acheronta movebo - If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.

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Audaces fortuna iuvat (latin)- Fortune favors the bold.

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The descent into Hell is easy

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Amor vincit omnia, et nos cedamus amori. Love conquers all things, so we too shall yield to love.

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Death twitches my ear; 'Live,' he says... 'I'm coming.

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If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.

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No day shall erase you from the memory of time

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They can because they think they can.

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The greatest wealth is health

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Let me rage before I die.

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The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent and easy is the way.

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Through pain I've learned to comfort suffering men

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Una Salus Victis Nullam Sperare Salutem - (Latin - written 19 BC) The only hope for the doomed, is no hope at all...

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Trust one who has gone through it.

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Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit. and perhaps it will be pleasing to have remembered these things one day

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...She nourishes the poison in her veins and is consumed by a secret fire.

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It is easy to go down into Hell...; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air---there's the rub...

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Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.

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Each of us bears his own Hell.

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Love conquers all; therefore, let us submit to love.

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Vera incessu patuit dea. (The goddess indubitable was revealed in her step.)

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Fortunate is he whose mind has the power to probe the causes of things and trample underfoot all terrors and inexorable fate.

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Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.

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The noblest motive is the public good.

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Time is flying never to return.

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Death's brother, sleep.

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The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labor lies.

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Do the gods light this fire in our hearts or does each man's mad desire become his god?

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Spare the meek, but subdue the arrogant.

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A shifty, fickle object is woman, always. (Varium et mutabile semper femina.)

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Optima dies...prima fugit (The best days are the first to flee)

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They are able who think they are able.

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I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.

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The dewy night unrolls a heaven thickly jewelled with sparkling stars

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Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love.

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Ah, merciless Love, is there any length to which you cannot force the human heart to go?

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No stranger to misfortune myself, I have learned to relieve the sufferings of others.

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When gods are contrary they stand by no one.

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Facilis descensus Averni: noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis; sed revocare gradium superasque evadere ad auras. hoc opus, hic labor est.

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The dank night is sweeping down from the sky and the setting stars incline our heads to sleep.

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Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly.

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A woman is an ever fickle and changeable thing.

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We can't all do everything.

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Will Mars be always in your windy tongue and in your flying feet?

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Friend, have the courage To care little for wealth, and shape yourself, You too, to merit godhead.

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There's a snake hidden in the grass. Virgil. Ecologues,no. 3.1.1o8

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What good are prayers and shrines to a person mad with love? The flame keeps gnawing into her tender marrow hour by hour, and deep in her heart the silent wound lives on.

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Fear reveals baseborn souls!

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E pluribus unum - Out of many, one.

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..and why the winter suns so rush to bathe themselves in the sea and what slows down the nights to a long lingering crawl...

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Time passes irrevocably.

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Love Conquers All

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Here, too, the honorable finds its due and there are tears for passing things; here, too, things mortal touch the mind.

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I was the first to bring the Muse into my country.

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What a tale he's told, what a bitter bowl of war he's drunk to the dregs.

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So ran the speech. Burdened and sick at heart, He feigned hope in his look, and inwardly Contained his anguish. […] Aeneas, more than any, secretly Mourned for them all

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Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit - Perhaps even these things will be good to remember one day

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Nunc scio quit sit amor.

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Hug the shore; let others try the deep.

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Non ignora mali, miseris succurrere disco.

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My son, from whence this madness, this neglect Of my commands, and those whom I protect? Why this unmanly rage? Recall to mind Whom you forsake, what pledges leave behind.

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Arma virumque cano........." *Literally: "I sing of arms and man". __I sing the praises of a man's stuggles__

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The grim lioness follows the wolf, the wolf himself the goat, the wanton goat the flowering clover, and Corydon follows you, Alexis. Each is led by his liking.

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In quarrels such as these not ours to intervene.

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Happy is the man who has learned the causes of things.

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Look with favour upon a bold beginning.

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Such words he utters, and sick with deep distress he feigns hope on his face, and keeps his anguish hidden deep in his breast.

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All our sweetest hours fly fastest.

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For they conquer who believe they can.

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All things by nature are ready to get worse

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Now, whoever has courage and a strong and collected spirit in his breast, let him come forward, lace on the gloves and put up his hands. (5.363-364)

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I recognize the vestiges of an old flame

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...distraught I seize mine arms…And with my comrades hasten to the hold: frenzy and anger urge my headlong will, and death methinks how comely, sword in hand!

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Your descendants shall gather your fruits.

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O tyrant love, to what do you not drive the hearts of men.

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