Roman Poet known for the epic "Aeneid"
"Happy the man who has learned the cause of things and has put under his feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed."
"They are able because they think they are able... They can conquer who believe they can... They can do all because they think they can."
"In the throat Of Hell, before the very vestibule Of opening Orcus, sit Remorse and Grief, And pale Disease, and sad Old Age and Fear, And Hunger that persuades to crime, and Want: Forms terrible to see. Suffering and Death Inhabit here, and Death’s own brother Sleep; And the mind’s evil lusts and deadly War, Lie at the threshold, and the iron beds Of the Eumenides; and Discord wild Her viper-locks with bloody fillets bound. E'en in mid-harvest, while the jocund swain Pluck’d from the brittle stalk the golden grain, Oft have I seen the war of winds contend, And prone on earth th’ infuriate storm descend, Waste far and wide, and by the roots uptorn, The heavy harvest sweep through ether borne, As the light straw and rapid stubble fly In dark’ning whirlwinds round the wintry sky."
"All these souls, after they have passed away a thousand years, are summoned by the divine ones in great array, to the Lethean river… In this way they become forgetful of the former earth-life, and re-visit the vaulted realms of the world, willing to return again into living bodies."
"Along the banks beneath the branching ilex, a huge white sow stretched out upon the ground together with a new-delivered litter of thirty suckling white pigs at her teats"
"And I could not believe that with my going I should bring so great a grief as this. But stay your steps. Do not retreat from me. Whom do you flee? This is the last time fate will let us speak."
"Arcadians skilled in song will sing my woes upon the hills. Softly shall my bones repose, if you in future sing my loves upon your pipe."
"As long as rivers shall run down to the sea, or shadows touch the mountain slopes, or stars graze in the vault of heaven, so long shall your honor, your name, your praises endure."
"But we should first learn the winds and the nature of the sky, the customary cultivation and the ways of the place. What each region bears and rejects. Here corn shoots up and there grapes do. Elsewhere young trees grow strong and the wild grasses."