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

Time flies never to be recalled.

Until an awful hunger and your wrong in slaughtering my sisters has compelled your jaws to gnaw as food your very tables.

Whatever it be, every fortune is to be overcome by bearing it.

Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly.

Passion and shame torment him, and rage is mingled with his grief.

Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low.

Such is the love of praise, so great the anxiety for victory.

The food is awful, it's too cold, and every time you ask somebody anything, the answer is the same: 'We're working on it,'

The noblest motive is the public good.

They are able because they think they are able.

Time is flying never to return.

Veiling truth in mystery.

Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

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

Passion and strife bow down the mind.

Romans, never forget that government is your medium! Be this your art:-to practice men in habit of peace, generosity to the conquered, and firmness against aggressors.

Tears are due to human misery, and human sufferings touch the mind.

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.

The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety.

They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence.

Time passes irrevocably.

Vice lives and thrives best by concealment.

Whatever may be the issue we shall share one common danger, one safety.

You have endured worse things; God will grant an end even to these.

Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.

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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"