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Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [Courage] arises in a great measure from the [Courage] arises in a great measure from the consciousness of strength ... Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [Instead] of inquiring why the Roman empire was [Instead] of inquiring why the Roman empire was destroyed, we should rather be surprised that it had subsisted so long. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Simon Sebag Montefiore: History is little more than the register of History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Edward Gibbon — Simon Sebag Montefiore
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The difference of language, dress, and manners ... The difference of language, dress, and manners ... severs and alienates the nations of the globe. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The best and most important part of every The best and most important part of every man's education is that which he gives himself. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The inactivity of a conqueror betrays the loss The inactivity of a conqueror betrays the loss of strength and blood ... — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: From the paths of blood (and such is From the paths of blood (and such is the history of nations) I cannot refuse to turn aside to gather some flowers of science or virtue. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: They soon experienced, that those who refuse the They soon experienced, that those who refuse the sword must renounce the sceptre. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Active valour may often be the present of Active valour may often be the present of nature; but such patient diligence can be the fruit only of habit and discipline. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Every person has two educations, one which he Every person has two educations, one which he receives from others, and one, more important, which he gives to himself. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Let us read with method, and propose to 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
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: In a distant age and climate, the tragic In a distant age and climate, the tragic scene of the death of Hosein will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Rational confidence [is] the just result of knowledge Rational confidence [is] the just result of knowledge and experience. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: History is indeed little more than the register History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man The vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [The] emperor of the West, the feeble and [The] emperor of the West, the feeble and dissolute Valentinian, [had] reached his thirty-fifth year without attaining the age of reason or courage. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The style of an author should be the The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: There exists in human nature a strong propensity There exists in human nature a strong propensity to depreciate the advantages, and to magnify the evils, of the present times. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The mathematics are distinguished by a particular privilege, 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
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Of human life, the most glorious or humble Of human life, the most glorious or humble prospects are alike and soon bounded by the sepulchre. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: To a philosophic eye, the vices of the To a philosophic eye, the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: My English text is chaste, and all licentious My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: All that is human must retrograde if it All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Our toil is lessened, and our wealth is Our toil is lessened, and our wealth is increased, by our dominion over the useful animals ... — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: I never make the mistake of arguing with I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [In] the national and religious conflict of the [In] the national and religious conflict of the [Byzantine and Saracen] empires, peace was without confidence, and war without mercy. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Another d-mn'd thick, square book! Always, scribble, scribble, Another d-mn'd thick, square book! Always, scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh! Mr. Gibbon? — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Fear has been the original parent of superstition, Fear has been the original parent of superstition, every new calamity urges trembling mortals to deprecate the wrath of invisible enemies — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [Peace] cannot be honorable or secure, if the [Peace] cannot be honorable or secure, if the sovereign betrays a pusillanimous aversion to war. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Ignorant of the arts of luxury, the primitive Ignorant of the arts of luxury, the primitive Romans had improved the science of government and war. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: He forgot that the best of omens is He forgot that the best of omens is to unsheathe our sword in the defence of our country. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [We should] suspend our belief of every tale [We should] suspend our belief of every tale that deviates from the laws of nature and the character of man. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The sentiment of fear is nearly allied to The sentiment of fear is nearly allied to that of hatred. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: unchecked power corrupts. unchecked power corrupts. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: In the end, they wanted security more than In the end, they wanted security more than they wanted freedom. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: But the works of man are impotent against But the works of man are impotent against the assaults of nature ... — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: In every deed of mischief he had a In every deed of mischief he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The progress of despotism tends to disappoint its The progress of despotism tends to disappoint its own purpose. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: History has scarcely deigned to notice [Libius Severus's] History has scarcely deigned to notice [Libius Severus's] birth, his elevation, his character, or his death. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: In the productions of the mind, as in In the productions of the mind, as in those of the soil, the gifts of nature are excelled by industry and skill ... — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The most distinguished merit of those two officers The most distinguished merit of those two officers was their respective prowess, of the one in the combats of Bacchus, of the other in those of Venus. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: We improve ourselves by victory over our self. We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: It is the first care of a reformer It is the first care of a reformer to prevent any future reformation. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The winds and waves are always on the The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: According to the law of custom, and perhaps According to the law of custom, and perhaps of reason, foreign travel completes the education of an English gentleman. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [Arabs are] a people, whom it is dangerous [Arabs are] a people, whom it is dangerous to provoke, and fruitless to attack. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Extreme distress, which unites the virtue of a Extreme distress, which unites the virtue of a free people, imbitters the factions of a declining monarchy. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The monastic studies have tended, for the most The monastic studies have tended, for the most part, to darken, rather than to dispel, the cloud of superstition. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Recluse fanatics have few ideas or sentiments to Recluse fanatics have few ideas or sentiments to communicate ... — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: In the field of controversy I always pity In the field of controversy I always pity the moderate party, who stand on the open middle ground exposed to the fire of both sides. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The terror of the Roman arms added weight The terror of the Roman arms added weight and dignity to the moderation of the emperors. They preserved peace by a constant preparation for war; — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: To a lover of books the shops and To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: During many ages, the prediction, as it is During many ages, the prediction, as it is usual, contributed to its own accomplishment. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Language is the leading principle which unites or Language is the leading principle which unites or separates the tribes of mankind. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: It was an inflexible maxim of Roman discipline It was an inflexible maxim of Roman discipline that good soldier should dread his own officers far more than the enemy — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The vain, inconstant, rebellious disposition of the people The vain, inconstant, rebellious disposition of the people [of Armorica], was incompatible either with freedom or servitude. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The criminal penalties [for suicide] are the production The criminal penalties [for suicide] are the production of a later and darker age. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: But the wisdom and authority of the legislator But the wisdom and authority of the legislator are seldom victorious in a contest with the vigilant dexterity of private interest. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: It was no longer esteemed infamous for a It was no longer esteemed infamous for a Roman to survive his honor and independence. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The first and indispensable requisite of happiness is The first and indispensable requisite of happiness is a clear conscience. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Man has much more to fear from the Man has much more to fear from the passions of his fellow-creatures, than from the convulsions of the elements. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [The monks'] minds were inaccessible to reason or [The monks'] minds were inaccessible to reason or mercy ... — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Our ignorance is God; what we know is Our ignorance is God; what we know is science. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity. Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: But a wild democracy ... too often disdains But a wild democracy ... too often disdains the essential principles of justice. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: But a law, however venerable be the sanction, But a law, however venerable be the sanction, cannot suddenly transform the temper of the times ... — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: According to the maxims of universal toleration, the According to the maxims of universal toleration, the Romans protected a superstition which they despised. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: And it was an inflexible maxim of Roman And it was an inflexible maxim of Roman discipline, that a good soldier should dread his officers far more than the enemy. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The clam of peace and prosperity was once The clam of peace and prosperity was once more experienced in the provinces; — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [Personal] industry must be faint and languid, which [Personal] industry must be faint and languid, which is not excited by the sense of personal interest. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The pains and pleasures of the body, howsoever The pains and pleasures of the body, howsoever important to ourselves, are an indelicate subject of conversation — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: I have but one lamp by which my I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: In reality, Rome had grown too big for In reality, Rome had grown too big for lots of people to handle its vast affairs any longer by committee. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The separation of the Arabs from the rest The separation of the Arabs from the rest of mankind has accustomed them to confound the ideas of stranger and enemy. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Greek is a musical and prolific language, that 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
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: Imam Hussain's sacrifice is for all groups and Imam Hussain's sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of rightousness. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: [It] is the interest as well as duty [It] is the interest as well as duty of a sovereign to maintain the authority of the laws. — Edward Gibbon
Gibbon Edward Quotes By Edward Gibbon: The possession and the enjoyment of property are The possession and the enjoyment of property are the pledges which bind a civilised people to an improved country. — Edward Gibbon