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Virgil Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Virgil
  1. #1
    “I made response to him with bashful forehead.
    ‘Oh, of the other poets honor and light,
    Avail me the long study and great love
    That have impelled me to explore thy volume!
    Thou art my master, and my author thou,
    Thou art alone the one from whom I took
    The beautiful style that has done honor to me.‘”
    author
    Dante
    person
    poets
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    DanteVirgil
    concept
    Inspiration
  2. #2
    ″‘…I think and judge it for the best
    Thou follow me, and I will be thy guide,
    And lead thee hence through the eternal place,
    Where thou shalt here the desperate lamentations,
    Shalt see the ancient spirits disconsolate,
    Who cry out each one for the second death…‘”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Virgil
    concept
    Guides
  3. #3
    “They turned to me with signs of salutation,
    And on beholding this, my Master smiled;
    And more of honor still, much more, they did me,
    In that they made me one of their own band;
    So that the sixth was I, ‘mid so much wit.”
    author
    Dante
    person
    poets
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    DanteVirgil
  4. #4
    “My Leader on a sudden seized me up,
    Even as a mother who by noise is wakened,
    And close beside her sees the enkindled flames,
    Who takes her son, and flies, and does not stop,
    Having more care of him than of herself…”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    DanteVirgil
    concept
    Parental Love
  5. #5
    ″‘The anguish of the people
    Who are below here in my face depicts
    That pity which for terror thou has taken.‘”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Virgil
    concepts
    fearPityHell
  6. #6
    ″‘Now I will have thee know, the other time
    I here descended to the nether Hell,
    This precipice had not yet fallen down.‘”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Virgil
    concept
    Hell
  7. #7
    ″‘Art thou, too, of the other fools?
    Here pity lives when it is wholly dead;
    Who is a greater reprobate than he
    Who feels compassion at the doom divine?‘”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    DanteVirgil
    concepts
    SinPityPunishment
  8. #8
    “Without hope we live in desire.”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Virgil
    concepts
    hopingHell
  9. #9
    “Have you forgotten, then, the words with which
    your Ethics treats of those three dispositions
    that strike at Heaven’s will: incontinence
    and malice and mad bestiality?”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Virgil
    concepts
    Sinethics
  10. #10
    “Your art would follow nature,
    just as a pupil imitates his master;
    ... your art is almost God’s grandchild.”
    author
    Dante
    person
    God
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Virgil
    concepts
    natureArtCreativitycreation

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