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Edward Gibbon Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jun 2021
Edward Gibbon Topics
The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.
The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
Style is the image of character.
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule.
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
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.
It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
I was never less alone than when by myself.
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
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