Sicilian Muses, let us sing of slightly grander things. -Sicelides Musae, paulo maiora canamus
Virgil (70 - 19 BC)
Source: Eclogues, IV.1
Contributed by: Zaady
He has smiled on our undertakings. -Annuit coeptis
The Fates will find a way. -Fata viam invenient
Whatever may happen, every kind of fortune is to be overcome by bearing it.
Fortune smiles upon our first effort. -Aspirat primo Fortuna labori
The gates of hell are open, night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy the way.
Can heavenly minds yield to such rage?
Source: Aeneid, I, 11
Arcadians both -Arcades ambo
He is fortunate who had been able to learn the causes of things. -Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas
Easy is the descent to Avernus. -Facilis descensus Averno
Source: Aeneid, VI.126
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