Edward Gibbon Quotes

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Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. -Edward Gibbon
I was never less alone than when by myself. -Edward Gibbon
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. -Edward Gibbon
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. -Edward Gibbon
Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition. -Edward Gibbon
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. -Edward Gibbon
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous. -Edward Gibbon
The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive. -Edward Gibbon
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. -Edward Gibbon
Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. -Edward Gibbon
Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking. -Edward Gibbon
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. -Edward Gibbon
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance -Edward Gibbon
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive -Edward Gibbon
The ecclesiastical writers, who, in the heat of religious faction, are apt to despise the profane virtues of sincerity and moderation. -Edward Gibbon
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius -Edward Gibbon
Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes. -Edward Gibbon
The pains and pleasures of the body, howsoever important to ourselves, are an indelicate subject of conversation -Edward Gibbon
Greek is a musical and prolific language, that gives a soul to the objects of sense, and a body to the abstractions of philosophy. -Edward Gibbon
Imam Hussain's sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of rightousness. -Edward Gibbon
Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity. -Edward Gibbon
The mathematics are distinguished by a particular privilege, that is, in the course of ages, they may always advance and can never recede. -Edward Gibbon
We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win. -Edward Gibbon
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