Edward Gibbon

1737 - 1794

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 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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