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25 Famous Quotes by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil)

He follows his father with unequal steps. [Lat., Sequiturque patrem non passibus aequis.]

Example Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (II, 724)

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Whatever may be the issue we shall share one common danger, one safety. [Lat., Quo res cunque cadant, unum et commune periculum, Una salus ambobus erit.]

Unity Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (II, 709)

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But I will trace the footsteps of the chief events. [Lat., Sed summa sequar fastigia rerum.]

Footsteps Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (I, 342)

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Hunger that persuades to evil. [Lat., Malesuada fames.]

Hunger Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (VI, 276)

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Report, that which no evil thing of any kind is more swift, increases with travel and gains strength by its progress. [Lat., Fama, malum quo non aliud velocius ullum, Mobilitate viget, viresque acquirit eundo.]

Gossip Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (IV, 174)

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The rumor forthwith flies abroad, dispersed throughout the small town. [Lat., Fama volat parvam subito vulgata per urbem.]

Rumor Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (VIII, 554)

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E'en in mid-harvest, while the jocund swain Pluck'd from the brittle stalk the golden grain, Oft have I seen the war of winds contend, And prone on earth th' infuriate storm descend, Waste far and wide, and by the roots uptorn, The heavy harvest sweep through ether borne, As light straw and rapid stubble fly In dark'ning whirlwinds round the wintry sky.

Agriculture Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: Georgics (I, l. 251)

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My voice stuck in my throat. [Lat., Vox faucibus haesit.]

Voice Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (II, 774)

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And the greater shadows fall from the lofty mountains. [Lat., Majoresque cadunt altis de montibus umbrae.]

Shadows Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: Eclogue (I, 84)

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To pile Ossa upon Pelion. [Lat., Imponere Pelio Ossam.]

Mountains Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: Georgics (I, 281)

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Accursed thirst for gold! what dost thou not compel mortals to do? [Lat., Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra fames?]

Gold Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (III, 56)

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The medicine increases the disease. [Lat., Aegrescitque medendo.]

Medicine Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (XII, 46)

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Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things. [Lat., Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.]

Cause Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: Georgics (II, 490)

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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. [Lat., Extemplo Libyae magnas it Fama per urbes: Fama malum quo non velocius ullum; Mobilitate viget, viresque acquirit eundo; Parva metu primo; mox sese attollit in auras, Ingrediturque solo, et caput inter nubilia condit. . . . . Monstrum, horrendum ingens; cui quot sunt corpore plumae Tot vigiles oculi subter, mirabile dictu, Tot linquae, totidem ora sonant, tot subrigit aures.]

Rumor Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (IV, 173)

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It (rumour) has a hundred tongues, a hundred mouths, a voice of iron. [Lat., Linguae centum sunt, oraque centum Ferrea vox.]

Rumor Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: Georgics (II, 44), (adapted)

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They are able because they think they are able. [Lat., Possunt quia posse videntur.]

Ability Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (V, 231)

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Priding himself in the pursuits of an inglorious ease. [Lat., Studiis florentem ignobilis oti.]

Study Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: Georgics (4, 564)

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A monster frightful, formless, immense, with sight removed. [Lat., Monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademptum.]

Sight Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (III, 658)

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What region of the earth is not full of our calamities? [Lat., Quae regio in terris nostri non plena laboris.]

Affliction Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (I, 460)

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All of which misery I saw, part of which I was. [Lat., Quaeque ipse misserrima vidi, et quorum pars magna fui.]

Misery Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (l. 5)

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Never till then so many thunderbolts from cloudless skies. (Bolt from the blue.) [Lat., Non alias caelo ceciderunt plura sereno.]

Sky Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: Georgics (I, 487)

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Here and there they are seen swimming in the vast flood. [Lat., Apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto.]

Shipwreck Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (I, 118)

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What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another. [Lat., Etiam quae sibi quisque timebat Unius in miseri exitium conversa tulere.]

Ruin Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (II, 130)

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And the hood of the horses shakes the crumbling field as they run. [Lat., Quadrupedumque putrem cursu quatit ungula campum.]

Horses Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: The Aeneid (XI, 875), cited as an example of onomatopoeia

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His neck is high and erect, his head replete with intelligence, his belly short, his back full, and his proud chest swells with hard muscles. [Lat., Ardua cervix, Argumtumque caput, brevis alvos, obessaque terga, Luxuriatque toris animosum pectus.]

Horses Quotes, by Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) , Source: Georgics (III, 79)

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