Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro

Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro
70 B.C.
19 B.C.

Roman Poet known for the epic "Aeneid"

Author Quotes

Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances.

Spare the buried.

The dewy night unrolls a heaven thickly jeweled with sparkling stars

The leader of the deed was a woman.

Then Heaven, the Father Almighty, comes down in fruitful showers into the lap of his joyous spouse, and his might, with her mighty frame commingling, nurtures all growths.

Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde.

Trust not too much to appearances.

We have to thank God for this retirement.

Who can blind lover's eyes?

Pity your sister- as a final kindness. When he has granted it, I shall repay my debt, and with full interest, by my death.

Spare the meek, but subdue the arrogant

The divinity loves the odd number (about the triad).

The mad prophetic Sibyl you shall find, dark in a cave, and on a rock reclin'd. She sings the fates, and, in her frantic fits, The notes and names, inscrib'd, to leafs commits. What she commits to leafs, in order laid, before the cavern's entrance are display'd: many not succeeding, most upbraid the madness of the visionary maid, and with loud curses leave the mystic shade.

There are two gates of Sleep: the one is said to be of horn, through it an easy exit is given to true Shades; the other is made of polished ivory, perfect glittering, but through that way the Spirits send false dreams into the world above. And here Anchises, when he is done with words, accompanies the Sibyl and his son together; and he sends them through the gate of ivory.

Thus I knew that pups are like dogs, and kids like goats; so I used to compare great things with small.

Trust one who has gone through it.

We journey on in life through varied hazards and misfortunes.

Who can deceive a lover?

Poor husband, what wild thought drives you to wear these weapons now? Where would you rush?

Stay away, you uninitiated.

The faithful Achates; phrase often applied to a friend or a relative who remains faithful at all events — Achates was Aeneas' most faithful friend.

The man you seek is here. I stand before you, Trojan Aeneas, torn from Libyan waves. O you who were alone in taking pity on the unutterable trials of Troy, who welcome us as allies to your city and home- a remnant left by Greeks, harassed by all disasters known on land and sea.

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. Even virtue is more fair when it appears in a beautiful person.

Thus shall you go to the stars.

Trust one who has tried.

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First Name
Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro
Birth Date
70 B.C.
Death Date
19 B.C.

Roman Poet known for the epic "Aeneid"