Inspirational Virgil Quotes

Virgil quotes
Virgil

Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid.

Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome’s greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day. Virgil quotes from his books are very inspirational and motivational. Below is a list of some famous Virgil quotes.

“Fortune favors the brave.”
― Virgil

“They can because they think they can.”
― Virgil

“Fear is the proof of a degenerate mind.”
― Virgil

“The descent into Hell is easy”
― Virgil

“If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.”
― Virgil quotes

“Time is flying never to return.”
― Virgil

“They are able who think they are able.”
― Virgil

“Death’s brother, sleep.”
― Virgil

“The noblest motive is the public good.”
― Virgil

“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.”
― Virgil

“Each of us bears his own Hell.”
― Virgil quotes

“Fear reveals base born souls!”
― Virgil

“Death twitches my ear;
‘Live,’ he says…
‘I’m coming.”
― Virgil

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

“It may be that in the future you will be helped by remembering the past.”
― Virgil

“Blessed is he who has been able to win knowledge of the causes of things.”
― Virgil

“All our sweetest hours fly fastest.”
― Virgil

“Love conquers all things, so we too shall yield to love.”
― Virgil

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”
― Virgil

“Endure the hardships of your present state,
Live, and reserve yourselves for better fate.”
― Virgil

“Look with favor upon a bold beginning.”
― Virgil quotes

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

“The greatest wealth is health.”
― Virgil

“Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.”
― Virgil

“Friend, have the courage
To care little for wealth, and shape yourself,
You too, to merit godhead.”
― Virgil quotes

“My next desire is, void of care and strife,
To lead a soft, secure, inglorious life.”
― Virgil

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

“Let me rage before I die.”
― Virgil

“Trust one who has gone through it.”
― Virgil quotes

“Through pain I’ve learned to comfort suffering men.”
― Virgil

“No stranger to misfortune myself, I have learned to relieve the sufferings of others.”
― Virgil

“Spare the meek, but subdue the arrogant.”
― Virgil quotes

“Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.”
― Virgil

“She nourishes the poison in her veins and is consumed by a secret fire.”
― Virgil

“The only hope for the doomed, is no hope at all.”
― Virgil quotes

“Who can deceive a lover?”
― Virgil

“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.”
― Virgil

“Yet here, this night, you might repose with me, On green leaves pillowed: apples ripe have I, Soft chestnuts, and of curdled milk enow. And, see, the farm-roof chimneys smoke afar, And from the hills the shadows lengthening fall!”
― Virgil

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

“But the queen–too long she has suffered the pain of love,
hour by hour nursing the wound with her lifeblood,
consumed by the fire buried in her heart.
His looks, his words, they pierce her heart and cling–
no peace, no rest for her body, love will give her none.”
― Virgil

“Duty bound, Aeneas, though he struggled with desire to calm and comfort her in all her pain, to speak to her and turn her mind from grief, and though he sighed his heart out, shaken still with love if her, yet took the course heaven gave him and turned back to the fleet. ”
― Virgil

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