Q – Virgil

Publius Vergilius Maro circa 70 – 19BC was an Ancient Roman poet. He is ranked as one of Rome’s greatest poets.

 

‘They can conquer who believe they can’

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‘Hug the shore; let others try the deep’

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‘As the twig is bent the tree inclines’

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‘All our sweetest hours fly fastest’

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‘Love conquers all’

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‘Fortune sides with him who dares’

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‘We can’t all do everything’

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‘Look with favour upon a bold beginning’

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‘Fortune favours the bold’

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‘It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task’

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‘Look with favour upon a bold beginning’

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‘No day shall erase you from the memory of time’

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‘Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them as your fortune permits you’

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‘Spare the meek, but subdue the arrogant’

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‘Time is flying never to return’

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‘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’

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‘Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance’

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‘Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy’

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‘To have died once is enough’

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‘Happy is the man who has learned the causes of things’

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‘Let not our proposal be disregarded on the score of our youth’

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‘Go forth a conqueror and win great victories’

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‘Age carries all things away, even the mind’

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‘They can do all because they think they can’

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