Edward Gibbon

1737 - 1794

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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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 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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