Virgil Quotes & Wallpapers

Virgil
Total Quotes: 321


What a lot of work it was to found the Roman race. Virgil

Others may fashion more smoothly images of bronze (I for one believe it), evoke living faces from marble, plead causes better, trace with a wand the wanderings of the heavens and foretell the rising of stars. But you, Roman, remember to rule the peoples with power (these will be your arts); impose the habit of peace, spare the vanquished and war down the proud! Virgil

One plucked, another fills its room And burgeons with the previous bloom. Virgil

Happy the person who has learned the cause of things and has put under his or her feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed. Virgil

It is well to be informed about the winds, About the variations in the sky, The native traits and habits of the place, What each locale permits, and what denies. Virgil

Each person, makes their own terrible passion their God. Virgil

Age bears away with it all things, even the powers of the mind. Virgil

Keep close to the shore: let others venture on the deep. Virgil

They appear but here and there swimming in the vasty deep. Virgil

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

Ae half the prayer wi' Phoebus grace did find The t'other half he whistled down the wind. Virgil

Unspeakable, queen, are the pains you command me to renew. Virgil

I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts. Virgil

It is easy to go down into Hell...; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air-there's the rub... Virgil

Trust not too much to appearances Virgil

Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person. Virgil

Let not our proposal be disregarded on the score of our youth. Virgil

Age steals away all things, even the mind. Virgil

If one swain scorns you, you will soon find another. Virgil

Every sound alarms. Virgil

These passions of soul, these conflicts so fierce, will cease, and be repressed by the casting of a little dust. Virgil

That which an enraged woman can accomplish. Virgil

I too must attempt a way by which I can raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men. Virgil

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 and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved. Virgil

We are carried up to the heaven by the circling wave, and immediately the wave subsiding, we descend to the lowest depths. Virgil

Call them if you please bookmakers, not authors; range them rather among second-hand dealers than plagiarists. Virgil

Easy is the descent to Lake Avernus (mouth of Hades); night and day the gate of gloomy Dis (god of Hades) is open; but to retrace one's steps, and escape to the upper air, this indeed is a task; this indeed is a toil. Virgil

Thy verses are as pleasing to me, O divine poet, as sleep is to the wearied on the soft turf. Virgil

Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor? Virgil

They keep out of the hives the drones, an indolent bunch. Virgil

A god will also give us an end to this. Virgil

Do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Grecians, even bearing gifts. Virgil

Spare the buried. Virgil

Look with favour upon a bold beginning. Virgil

The greatest wealth is health. Virgil

Uneven numbers are the gods' delight. Virgil

Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire. Virgil

The gods thought otherwise. Virgil

Fortune favours the brave. Virgil

Better times perhaps await us who are now wretched Virgil

The leader of the deed was a woman. -Dux femina facti Virgil

Time bears away all things. Virgil

And, just for good measure, here are a handful of runners up: For now the seventh summer carries you, A wanderer, across the lands and waters. Virgil

Believe one who has tried it. Virgil

They succeed, because they think they can. Virgil

If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms, yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong. Virgil

Fear is proof of a degenerate mind. Virgil

Fate will find a way. Virgil

Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses. Virgil

A fault is fostered by concealment. Virgil

In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used? Virgil

Passion and strife bow down the mind. Virgil

One man excels in eloquence, another in arms. Virgil

Not being untutored in suffering, I learn to pity those in affliction Virgil

Live on in your blessings, your destiny's been won. But ours calls us on from one ordeal to the next. Virgil

If I am unable to make the gods above relent, I shall move hell. Virgil

Endure, and keep yourselves for days of happiness. Virgil

Fear is the proof of a degenerate mind. Virgil

In youth alone, unhappy mortals live; But, ah! the mighty bliss is fugitive: Discolour'd sickness, anxious labour, come, And age, and death's inexorable doom. Virgil

Easy is the descent to hell; all night long, all day, the doors of dark Hades stand open; but to retrace the path; to come out again to the sweet air of Heaven - there is the task, there is the burden. Virgil

I saw these terrible things, and took great part in them. Virgil

Impotent fury rages powerless and to no purpose. Virgil

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. Virgil

Fear is proof of a low born soul. Virgil

I wrote these verses, but another claimed the merit of them. Virgil

Arcadians both, equal in the song and ready in the response. Virgil

Accursed thirst for gold! what dost thou not compel mortals to do? Virgil

O boys, who pluck the flowers and strawberries springing from the ground, flee hence; a cold snake likes hidden in the grass. Virgil

And the hood of the horses shakes the crumbling field as they run. Virgil

The love of arms and the mad wickedness of war are raging. Virgil



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