Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.
Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome’s greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day.
1. THEY SUCCEED, BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY CAN.
2. IT NEVER TROUBLES THE WOLF HOW MANY THE SHEEP MAY BE.
3. TIME PASSES IRREVOCABLY.
4. THEY CAN CONQUER WHO BELIEVE THEY CAN.
5. EVERY CALAMITY IS TO BE OVERCOME BY ENDURANCE.
6. 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.
7. TIME IS FLYING NEVER TO RETURN.
8. PERSEVERE AND PRESERVE YOURSELVES FOR BETTER CIRCUMSTANCES.
9. HAPPY THE MAN WHO HAS BEEN ABLE TO LEARN THE CAUSES OF THINGS.
10. YIELD NOT TO CALAMITY, BUT FACE HER BOLDLY.
11. MYSELF ACQUAINTED WITH MISFORTUNE, I LEARN TO HELP THE UNFORTUNATE.
12. THE ONLY SAFETY FOR THE CONQUERED IS TO EXPECT NO SAFETY.
13. THEIR RAGE SUPPLIES THEM WITH WEAPONS.
14. CEASE TO THINK THAT THE DECREES OF THE GODS CAN BE CHANGED BY PRAYERS.
15. THE DESCENT TO THE INFERNAL REGIONS IS EASY ENOUGH, BUT TO RETRACE ONE’S STEPS, AND REACH THE AIR ABOVE, THERE’S THE RUB.