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Quotes of the Day for 15 October 2001 – Virgil

The poet and storyteller Publius Vergilius Maro was born on this day in 70 BC at Mantua, Italy. Most of our quotes from Virgil are short, but some of them you get to read twice - once in Latin and then again in English.

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The quotes:

Audentis Fortuna iuvat. (Fortune assists the bold.)

As the twig is bent the tree inclines.

Possunt quia posse videntur. (They are able because they think they are able.)
     - The Aeneid

Omnia amor vincit: et nos cedamus amori. (Love conquers all things; let us, too, surrender to love.)
     - Ecologues

Some trickery is here. Trojans, do not trust in the horse. Whatever it may be, I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
     - The Aeneid

Latet anguis in herba. (There's a snake hidden in the grass.)
     - Today's quotes are all from Virgil, 70 - 19 BC


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