50 Inspirational Virgil Quotes (Author of The Aeneid)
Publius Vergilius Maro (born 15 October 70 BC, Cisalpine Gaul – died 21 September 19 BC, Brindisi, Italy), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is most remembered for his poem ‘The Aeneid’, which is the story of Rome’s legendary founder, Aeneas. Virgil has long been regarded as one of Rome's greatest poets.
I will be gone from here and sing my songs In the forest wilderness where the wild beasts are, And carve in letters on the little trees The story of my love, and as the trees Will grow letters too will grow, to cry In a louder voice the story of my love.
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.)
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.