Virgil quotes – they can conquer who believe they can

Virgil quotes

  • “Fléctere si néqueo súperos Acheronta movebo – If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.” 
  •  “Fortune sides with him who dares.” 
    “Audaces fortuna iuvat (latin)- Fortune favors the bold.” 
  • “The descent into Hell is easy” 
  • “Death twitches my ear;
    ‘Live,’ he says… 
    ‘I’m coming.” 


  • “Amor vincit omnia, et nos cedamus amori.
    Love conquers all things, so we too shall yield to love.” 
  • “If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.” 
  • “Let me rage before I die.” 
  • “No day shall erase you from the memory of time” 
  • “They can because they think they can.” 
  • “The greatest wealth is health” 
  • “forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.
    and perhaps it will be pleasing to have remembered these things one day” 
     “The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent and easy is the way.” 
  • “Through pain I’ve learned to comfort suffering men” 
  • “Una Salus Victis Nullam Sperare Salutem – (Latin – written 19 BC)
    The only hope for the doomed, is no hope at all…” 
  • “Trust one who has gone through it.” 
  • “…She nourishes the poison in her veins and is consumed by a secret fire.” 
    “Facilis descensus Averni.” 
  • “Each of us bears his own Hell.” 
  • “Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.” 
  • “It is easy to go down into Hell…; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air—there’s the rub…” 


  • “Love conquers all; therefore, let us submit to love.” 
  • “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.” 
  • “Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you. ” 
  • “Vera incessu patuit dea.
    (The goddess indubitable was revealed in her step.)” 
  • “Fortunate is he whose mind has the power to probe the causes of things and trample underfoot all terrors and inexorable fate.” 
  • “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.” 
  • “Do the gods light this fire in our hearts or does each man’s mad desire become his god?” 
    “The noblest motive is the public good.”