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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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    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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    Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love. Love

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    Fortune favors the brave. Fortune

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    Trust not to much to appearances. Appearance

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

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

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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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    Rumor grows as it goes. Gossip

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    From a single crime know the nation. Crime and Criminals

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

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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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    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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    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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    Trust not too much to an enchanting face. Beauty

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

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    Mind moves matter. Mind

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

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

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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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    The wavering multitude is divided into opposite factions. Unity

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

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

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    Evil is nourished and grows by concealment. Evil

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

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    Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. Fate

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

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    Press no further with hate. Hatred

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

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    Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere. Military

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    Enter on the way of training while the spirits in youth are still pliable. Learning

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    Fame hides her head among the clouds. Fame

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

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    Fear is proof of a degenerate mind. Fear

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    Fear is proof of a low born soul. Fear

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

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