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The Best Virgil Quotes

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A list of the best Virgil quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Virgil quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Virgil quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Virgil should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Virgil quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Virgil quotes?" and "What is the most famous Virgil quote?"

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    Death twitches my ear. Live, he says, I am coming. Death and Dying

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    They can because they think they can. Belief

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    Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love. Love

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    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. Hell

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    Trust not to much to appearances. Appearance

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    Fortune favors the brave. Fortune

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    Trust one who has tried. Trust

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    Fortune sides with him who dares. Fortune

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    Rumor grows as it goes. Gossip

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    Mind moves matter. Mind

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

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    From a single crime know the nation. Crime and Criminals

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    I have lived, and I have run the course which fortune allotted me; and now my shade shall descend illustrious to the grave. Death and Dying

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

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    Trust not too much to an enchanting face. Beauty

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    Age carries all things away, even the mind. Age and Aging

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    Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused. Gold

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    Evil is nourished and grows by concealment. Evil

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    Each man has his appointed day: short and irreparable in the brief life of all, but to extend our fame by our deeds, this is the work of mankind. Fame

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    Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember. Memory

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

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    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 Character

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    The Britons are quite separated from all the world. Nationalities and Nationalism

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

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    Hope on, and save yourself for prosperous times. Hope

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    As a twig is bent the tree inclines. Habit

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    Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde. Change

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    Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure. Pleasure

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    It manus in gyrum; paullatim singula viresDeperdunt proprias; color est E pluribus unus. Spins round the stirring hand; lose by degreesTheir separate powers the parts, and comes at lastFrom many several colors one that rules. Uncategorised

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    Go on and increase in valor for this is the path to immortality. Courage

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    Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. Fate

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

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    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. Empire

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

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    The greatest wealth is health.

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    Who can blind lover's eyes?

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

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    The wavering multitude is divided into opposite factions. Unity

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    Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you. Risk

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    Press no further with hate. Hatred

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    Our fate, whatever it is to be, will be overcome by patience under it. Fate

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    Fear is proof of a degenerate mind. Fear

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    Through pain I've learned to comfort suffering men.

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    It is then so sad a thing to die.

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    Do the gods light this fire in our hearts or does each man's mad desire become his god? - The Aeneid

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    E pluribus unum - Out of many, one.

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    Death's brother, sleep.

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    There should be no strife with the vanquished or the dead.

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    Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.

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