Edward Gibbon

1737 - 1794

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 laws

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The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on conversation, genius, schools, solitude, and understanding

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on cities and fortune

. . . vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave.

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 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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