Edward Gibbon

1737 - 1794

A Quote by Edward Gibbon on companions, emotion, fame, freedom, future, history, ideas, joy, life, melancholy, mind, and pride

I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on blessings and independence

The first of earthly blessings, independence.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on company and pleasure

On the approach of spring I withdraw without reluctance from the noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Memoirs. Vol. i. P. 116.

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on books, habits, learning, originality, and thinking

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon

All that is human must retrograde if it do not advance.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776). Chap. lxxi.

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on mistakes, people, and respect

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776). Chap. lxviii.

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776). Chap. 71

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon

I was never less alone than when by myself.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Memoirs. Vol. i. P. 117.

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on beauty and gifts

Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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