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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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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They can because they think they can. 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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They are able because they think they are able. Virgil

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Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love. Virgil

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Fortune favors the brave. Virgil

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

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Trust not to much to appearances. Virgil

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Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil

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The Britons are quite separated from all the world. Virgil

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Mind moves matter. Virgil

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Rumor grows as it goes. Virgil

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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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From a single crime know the nation. Virgil

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Trust not too much to an enchanting face. Virgil

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Trust one who has tried. Virgil

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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 Virgil

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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. Virgil

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

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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. Virgil

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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

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As a twig is bent the tree inclines. Virgil

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

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Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure. Virgil

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Hope on, and save yourself for prosperous times. Virgil

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michaelj72 added The greatest wealth is health.

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

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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. Virgil

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michaelj72 added Through pain I've learned to comfort suffering men.

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

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

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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. Virgil

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michaelj72 added It is then so sad a thing to die.

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michaelj72 added You ought to be able to state your plan in a few succinct sentences.

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

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

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

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Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. Virgil

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

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michaelj72 added There should be no strife with the vanquished or the dead.

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michaelj72 added Death's brother, sleep.

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michaelj72 added E pluribus unum - Out of many, one.

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Fame hides her head among the clouds. Virgil

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

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michaelj72 added Who can blind lover's eyes?

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michaelj72 added Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.