Quotes from The Aeneid

Virgil ·  442 pages

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Fléctere si néqueo súperos Acheronta movebo - If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“The descent into Hell is easy”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Let me rage before I die.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent and easy is the way.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Through pain I've learned to comfort suffering men”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid



“Una Salus Victis Nullam Sperare Salutem - (Latin - written 19 BC)
The only hope for the doomed, is no hope at all...”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“...She nourishes the poison in her veins and is consumed by a secret fire.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Do the gods light this fire in our hearts or does each man's mad desire become his god?”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Vera incessu patuit dea.
(The goddess indubitable was revealed in her step.)”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“But the queen--too long she has suffered the pain of love,
hour by hour nursing the wound with her lifeblood,
consumed by the fire buried in her heart. [...]
His looks, his words, they pierce her heart and cling--
no peace, no rest for her body, love will give her none.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid



“The gates of hell are open night and day;
Smooth the descent, and easy is the way:
But to return, and view the cheerful skies,
In this the task and mighty labor lies.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Ah, merciless Love, is there any length to which you cannot force the human heart to go?”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“A shifty, fickle object is woman, always. (Varium et mutabile semper femina.)”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Duty bound, Aeneas, though he struggled with desire to calm and comfort her in all her pain, to speak to her and turn her mind from grief, and though he sighed his heart out, shaken still with love if her, yet took the course heaven gave him and turned back to the fleet. ”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid



“Facilis descensus Averni:
noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis;
sed revocare gradium superasque evadere ad auras.
hoc opus, hic labor est.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“the dewy night unrolls a heaven thickly jewelled with sparkling stars”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Friend, have the courage
To care little for wealth, and shape yourself,
You too, to merit godhead.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“What good are prayers and shrines to a person mad with love? The flame keeps gnawing into her tender marrow hour by hour, and deep in her heart the silent wound lives on.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid



“et iam nox umida caelo praecipitat suadentque cadentia sidera somnos”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Will Mars be always in your windy tongue and in your flying feet?”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“..and why the winter suns so rush to bathe themselves in the sea
and what slows down the nights to a long lingering crawl...”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“What a tale he's told, what a bitter bowl of war he's drunk to the dregs.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid



“Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit.”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“Facilis descensus Averno:
Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis;
Sed revocare gradium superasque evadere ad auras,
Hoc opus, hic labor est.
(The gates of Hell are open night and day;
Smooth the descent, and easy is the way:
But to return, and view the cheerful skies,
In this task and mighty labor lies.)”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


“So ran the speech. Burdened and sick at heart,
He feigned hope in his look, and inwardly
Contained his anguish. […]
Aeneas, more than any, secretly
Mourned for them all”
― Virgil, quote from The Aeneid


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Virgil
Born place: in Near Mantua, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic, Italy
Born date October 23, 0070
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