(Publius Vergilius Maro)

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  • Nationality: Roman
  • Profession: Poet









Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil (/ˈvɜːrdʒɪl/) in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.

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Believe one who has proved it. Believe the expert. Miscellaneous
Happy is the one who knows the causes of things. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Hunger is a bad adviser. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
They can because they think they can. Leaders & Leadership
A fault is fostered by concealment.
Age carries all things away, even the mind.
Age steals away all things, even the mind.
All our sweetest hours fly fastest. Time
All things deteriorate in time. Time
As the twig is bent the tree inclines. Nature
Better times perhaps await us who are now wretched.
But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained. Time
Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers.
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. Patience
Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety.
Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses.
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
Each of us bears his own Hell.
Endure the present, and watch for better things.
Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
Every man makes a god of his own desire. Religion & God
Every sound alarms.
Fate will find a way.
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
Fortune favours the bold.
Fortune sides with him who dares.
From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods.
From one learn all.
Fury itself supplies arms.
Go forth a conqueror and win great victories.
Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes.
Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things.
He enters the port with a full sail.
He like a rock in the sea unshaken stands his ground.
Hug the shore; let others try the deep.
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
I shudder when relating it.
If one swain scorns you, you will soon find another.
If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms, yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong. Religion & God
In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used?
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. Death
It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.
Let not our proposal be disregarded on the score of our youth.
Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is same for all. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Love conquers all. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Mind moves matter.
Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
None but himself can be his parallel.
O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
One man excels in eloquence, another in arms.
Passion and strife bow down the mind.
Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.
Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.
Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances.
The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one's steps, and reach the air above, there's the rub.
The medicine increases the disease.
The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety.
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.
Their rage supplies them with weapons.
There should be no strife with the vanquished or the dead.
There's a snake lurking in the grass.
They are able because they think they are able.
They can conquer who believe they can. Motivation
They succeed, because they think they can. Success
Time flies never to be recalled. Time
Time is flying never to return. Time
Time passes irrevocably. Time
To have died once is enough. Death
Trust not too much to appearances. Trust
Trust one who has tried. Trust
Veiling truth in mystery. Truth
Want of pluck shows want of blood.
We can't all do everything.
What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another.
What region of the earth is not full of our calamities?
Wherever the fates lead us let us follow.
Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?
Who can blind lover's eyes?
Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly.
Your descendants shall gather your fruits.