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

Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.

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

The circling year completes its months since we entombed in earth the bones and remnants of my godlike father. Unless I err, that anniversary is here, the day that I shall always keep in grief and honor.

The hour is ripe, and yonder lies the way.

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.

Think it not loss of time a while to stay, tho' thy companions chide thy long delay; tho' summon'd to the seas, tho' pleasing gales invite thy course, and stretch thy swelling sails: but beg the sacred priestess to relate with willing words, and not to write thy fate... She shall direct thy course, instruct thy mind, and teach thee how the happy shores to find. This is what Heav'n allows me to relate: now part in peace; pursue thy better fate.

Too happy would you be, did ye but know your own advantages!

We bear each one our own destiny.

When the first is plucked, a second will not be wanting.

Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.

Small in number, but their valor tried in war, and glowing.

The cursed hunger for gold.

The hunger is a bad adviser.

Their own death accompanies the wound they inflict.

This quote reminds me to enjoy each moment of the summer Steep thyself in a bowl of summertime.

Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.

We cannot all do all things.

Wherever the fates lead us let us follow.

Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

So great a task it was to found the Roman race.

The descent into Hell is easy

The irreclaimable time flies.

Their rage supplies them with weapons.

This shall be thy work: to impose conditions of peace, to spare the lowly and to overthrow the proud.

Trust not to much to appearances.

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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"