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

Trust not to much to appearances.

We can't all do everything.

Whither art thou rushing to destruction?

Perhaps, one day, remembering even these things will bring pleasure.

Some trickery is here. Trojans, do not trust in the horse. Whatever it may be, I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.

The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one's steps, and reach the air above, there's the rub.

The irrevocable time flees.

Then endure for a while, and live for a happier day!

Through pain I've learned to comfort suffering men

Trust not too much to an enchanting face.

We can't raise our prices because we would lose our customers... Our prices have stayed the same, but the gas has doubled in price. If we starve to death, who will care?

Who can blind lover's eyes?

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 deceive a lover?

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.

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

Roman Poet known for the epic "Aeneid"