Edward Gibbon

1737 - 1794

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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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on constitution, losing, power, and principles

The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverable lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.

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, 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)

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on corruption and liberty

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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