Edward Gibbon

1737 - 1794

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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.

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward Gibbon on cities, ideas, mind, and writing

It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward Gibbon on corruption and liberty

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content