Latin quotes by Virgil

Virgil (70-19 BC), Roman Poet

Publius Vergilius Maro

His most important works include: Bucolica (Bucolics or Eclogues), Georgics (Georgics) and Aeneis (Aeneid).

  1. Ab Iove principium - Start with the most important (Virgil - Aeneid VII - Iove [Jove] is Jupiter, the father of all Roman Gods.)
  2. Ab uno disce omnes - From one learn all (Virgil - Aeneid II )
  3. Agnosco veteris vestigia flamea - I feel once more the scars of the old flame (Virgil - Aeneid IV, 23)
  4. Aliquis latet error - Some trickery lies hidden (Virgil - Aeneid II, 48)
  5. Alma parens - Nurturing parent (Virgil - Aeneid X)
  6. Amor omnia vincit - Love Conquers all (Virgil - Eclogues X)
  7. Arma virumque cano - I sing of arms and of a man (Virgil - - Aeneid I, 1)
  8. Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit litora - I sing of war and of a man, who first from the shores of Troy, driven by fate, arrived in Italy and on Lavinian shores. (Virgil - Aeneid I)
  9. Arrectis auribus - With ears pricked up (Virgil - Aeneid II - Attentively)
  10. Audentis Fortuna iuuat - Fortune favors the bold (Virgil - Aeneid X, 284)
  11. Auri sacra fames! - Holy lust for gold (Virgil - Aeneid III, 57)
  12. Bella! Horrida bella! - War! Horrid War! (Virgil - Virgil - Aeneid, VI, 86)
  13. Carpent tua poma nepotes - Your descendants will pick your fruit (Virgil - Motto of Montería, Colombia)
  14. Claudite iam rivos, pueri, at prata biberunt - Turn off the watercourses, boys, the fields have drunk enough (Virgil - Enough is enough)
  15. Conticuere omnes intentique ora tenebant - All fell silent now, and their faces were all attention (Virgil - Aeneid II, 1)
  16. Deus nobis haec otia fecit - God has given us this tranquility (Georgia's Motto taken from Virgil's Eclogues I)
  17. Dido sola stratis incubat - Dido, alone, lays in her bed (Virgil - Aeneid)
  18. Discite iustitiam, moniti, et non temnere divos - Having been warned, study justice and learn not to despise the gods (Virgil - Aeneid VI, 620)
  19. Equo ne credite, Teucri. Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes - Do not trust the Horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even bearing gifts. (Virgil - Aeneid)
  20. Fama Volat - Fame flies (Virgil, Aeneid, VII - Rumor has wings)
  21. Fata viam invenient - The Fates will find out a way (Virgil, Aeneid X,113)
  22. Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas - Happy is the one who is able to know the causes of things (Virgil - Georgics II, 490)
  23. Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo - If I can not move the super-heroes, I will unleash the underworld (Virgil - Aeneid, 7, 312)
  24. Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit - Perhaps someday we will look back upon these things with joy (Virgil, last verse of the Aeneid)
  25. Fortes fortuna adiuvat - Fortune favors the strong (Terrence in Phormio and Virgil Aeneid)
  26. Furor arma ministrat - Rage provides arms (Virgil - Aeneid I, 150)
  27. His lacrimis vitam damus - We give life to tears (Virgil)
  28. Hunc oro sine me furere ante furorem - I beg you, let me be mad with this madness before death comes (Virgil - Aeneid XII, 680)
  29. Iam nova progenies caelo demittitur alto - Now a new generation is let down from Heaven above (Virgil - Eclogues IV, 7)
  30. Incipe, parve puer, risu cognoscere matrem - Begin little child to recognise your mother by her smile (Virgil, Eclogues 4 - Thank you: Patrick Foley )
  31. Labor omnia vincit - Work wins everything (Virgil)
  32. Latet Anguis in Herba - A snake hidden in the grass (Virgil - Bucolica III 93 )
  33. Macte nova virtute puer: sic itur ad astra - Look to your new-found courage, young man, for that is the way to the stars! (Aphorism taken from Virgil’s Aeneid . Is now used to emphasize the willingness to fight and put effort in difficult situations. The last part (Sic itur ad astra) contained in the shield of the Colombian Air Force)
  34. Mantua me genuit; Calabri rapuere; tenet nunc
    Parthenope; Cecini pascua, rura, duces
    Mantua gave me birth; Calabrian took me away
    ( Today they have me) Partenope holds me. I sang of pastures, farms, leaders
    (Virgil epitaph)
  35. Mens agitat molem - The mind moves matter (Virgil)
  36. Nimium ne crede colori - Do not rely much on the colors (the beauty) (Virgil, Bucoliche, 2, 1)
  37. Non omnia possumus omnes - Not everyone can do everything (Virgil)
  38. Nox atra cava circunvolat umbra - The night surrounds us with its black shadow (Virgil: Aeneid II, 360)
  39. Omnia vincit Amor; et nos cedamus Amori - Love triumphs over everything; let's give way to love (Virgil in "Bucolics")
  40. Paulo maiora canamus - Let us sing of somewhat greater things (Virgil)
  41. Penitus toto divisos orbe Britannos - Deeply divided from the whole world are the British (Virgil: Eclogue I, 67)
  42. Possunt quia posse videntur - They can, because they think they can (Virgil)
  43. Quaeque ipsa miserrima vidi, et quorum pars magna fui - So many terrible things I saw, and in so many of them I played a great part (Virgil - Aeneid)
  44. Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt - These are the tears of things, and our mortality cuts to the heart. (Virgil - Aeneid I, 461 )

Total: 44

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