Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro

Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro
70 B.C.
19 B.C.

Roman Poet known for the epic "Aeneid"

Author Quotes

Praise a large domain, cultivate a small estate.

Straightway throughout the Libyan cities flies rumor—the report of evil things than which nothing is swifter; it flourishes by its very activity and gains new strength by its movements; small at first through fear, it soon raises itself aloft and sweeps onward along the earth. Yet its head reaches the clouds. A huge and horrid monster covered with many feathers: and for every plume a sharp eye, for every pinion a biting tongue. Everywhere its voices sound, to everything its ears are open.

The Fates will find a way.

The mind moves the matter.

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

Time bears away all things, even our minds.

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

What region of the earth is not full of our calamities?

Will Mars be always in your windy tongue and in your flying feet?

Restless work conquers everything.

Success feeds them; they can, because it seems they can

The flocks fear the wolf, the crops the storm, and the trees the wind.

The mind of man is ignorant of fate and future destiny, and cannot keep within due bounds when elated by prosperity.

There's a snake lurking in the grass.

Time flies never to be recalled.

Until an awful hunger and your wrong in slaughtering my sisters has compelled your jaws to gnaw as food your very tables.

Whatever it be, every fortune is to be overcome by bearing it.

Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly.

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

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.

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

The food is awful, it's too cold, and every time you ask somebody anything, the answer is the same: 'We're working on it,'

The noblest motive is the public good.

They are able because they think they are able.

Time is flying never to return.

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First Name
Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro
Birth Date
70 B.C.
Death Date
19 B.C.

Roman Poet known for the epic "Aeneid"