Edward Gibbon

1737 - 1794

A Quote by Edward Gibbon on misery and sympathy

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on death, happiness, history, prosperity, and world

If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. [96-180 A.D.]

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.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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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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