Quotations 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. Virgil

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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. Virgil

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29 4
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. Virgil

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20 2
They can because they think they can. Virgil

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19 2
Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love. Virgil

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They are able because they think they are able. Virgil

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23 4
Fortune favors the brave. Virgil

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9 1
You have endured worse things; God will grant an end even to these. Virgil

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9 2
Trust not to much to appearances. Virgil

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8 2
Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil

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6 1
Mind moves matter. Virgil

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7 2
Rumor grows as it goes. Virgil

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6 1
Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts. Virgil

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6 1
The Britons are quite separated from all the world. Virgil

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7 2
Trust one who has tried. Virgil

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7 2
Trust not too much to an enchanting face. Virgil

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6 1
From a single crime know the nation. Virgil

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6 2
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 Virgil

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

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5 1
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. Virgil

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5 1
I too must attempt a way by which I can raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men. Virgil

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4 0
Press no further with hate. Virgil

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

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Evil is nourished and grows by concealment. Virgil

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Age carries all things away, even the mind. Virgil