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Virgil Quotes

Roman Poet

They are able because they think they are able.

Category: Ability

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

Category: Adversity

Age carries all things away, even the mind.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Ambition

Trust not to much to appearances.

Category: Appearance

Trust not too much to an enchanting face.

Category: Beauty

They can because they think they can.

Category: Belief

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

Category: Change

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

Category: Character

From a single crime know the nation.

Category: Crime And Criminals

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

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Defeat

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

Category: Defense

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.

Category: Empire