78+ Best Virgil Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. Profoundly inspirational Virgil quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Virgil Quotes

If one swain scorns you, you will soon find another. — Virgil

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. — Virgil

They succeed, because they think they can. — Virgil

O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts! — Virgil

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

Let not our proposal be disregarded on the score of our youth. — Virgil

Mind moves matter. — Virgil

Fury itself supplies arms. — Virgil

From one learn all. — Virgil

Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety. — Virgil

Who can blind lover’s eyes? — Virgil

All things deteriorate in time. — Virgil

They can conquer who believe they can. — Virgil

Trust one who has tried. — Virgil

The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one’s steps, and reach the air above, there’s the rub. — Virgil

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task. — Virgil

Fortune sides with him who dares. — Virgil

If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms, yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong. — Virgil

Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses. — Virgil

I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts. — Virgil

Fate will find a way. — Virgil

A fault is fostered by concealment. — Virgil

Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy. — Virgil

Your descendants shall gather your fruits. — Virgil

Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers. — Virgil

From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods. — Virgil

Want of pluck shows want of blood. — Virgil

Every sound alarms. — Virgil

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be. — Virgil

Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate. — Virgil

Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances. — Virgil

Their rage supplies them with weapons. — Virgil

Passion and strife bow down the mind. — Virgil

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

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance. — Virgil

The medicine increases the disease. — Virgil

Fear is proof of a degenerate mind. — Virgil

Age steals away all things, even the mind. — Virgil

The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety. — Virgil

Fortune favours the bold. — Virgil

To have died once is enough. — Virgil

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

Hug the shore; let others try the deep. — Virgil

He like a rock in the sea unshaken stands his ground. — Virgil

None but himself can be his parallel. — Virgil

Time passes irrevocably. — Virgil

Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly. — Virgil

Time flies never to be recalled. — Virgil

Trust not too much to appearances. — Virgil

Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember. — Virgil

Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is same for all. — Virgil

Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes. — Virgil

But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained. — Virgil

Endure the present, and watch for better things. — Virgil

Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things. — Virgil

Each of us bears his own Hell. — Virgil

Age carries all things away, even the mind. — Virgil

We can’t all do everything. — Virgil

Time is flying never to return. — Virgil

As the twig is bent the tree inclines. — Virgil

All our sweetest hours fly fastest. — Virgil

There’s a snake lurking in the grass. — Virgil

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

Is there any pleasure in anger? Yes, if the fire of my anger appeases the ashes of my friends. — Virgil

Better times perhaps await us who are now wretched. — Virgil

Love conquers all. — Virgil

One man excels in eloquence, another in arms. — Virgil

Every man makes a god of his own desire. — Virgil

Go forth a conqueror and win great victories. — Virgil

Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. — Virgil

Veiling truth in mystery. — Virgil

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. — Virgil

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

I shudder when relating it. — Virgil

What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another. — Virgil

He enters the port with a full sail. — Virgil

In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used? — Virgil

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

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