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 companions, emotion, fame, freedom, future, history, ideas, joy, life, melancholy, mind, and pride

I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on action, deed, history, life, men, and secrets

Two lives that once part are like ships that divide. There are two lives to each of us, the life of our actions, and the life of our minds and hearts. History reveals men's deeds and their outward characters, but not themselves. There is a secret self that has its own life, unpenetrated and unguessed.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: A Lament

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A Quote by Edmund de S. Brunner on democracy, future, history, and men

Democracy is something we must always be working at. It is a process never finished, never ending. And each new height gained opens broader vistas for the future. Thus it has been as one looks back over the sweep of history; thus it must continue to be if democracy is to continue as a working tool in the hands of free men.

Edmund de S. Brunner

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on history, morality, nature, reason, spirit, and youth

All those instances to be found in history, whether real or fabulous, of a doubtful public spirit, at which morality is perplexed, reason is staggered, and from which affrighted Nature recoils, are their chosen and almost sole examples for the instruction of their youth.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letter i. On a Regicide Peace. Vol. v.P. 311.

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A Quote by Edith Alderman Deen on adventure, courage, curiosity, good, history, life, spirit, and women

The queen of Sheba . . . lives on now, nearly thirty centuries since her visit [to Solomon in Israel], as a woman whose spirit of adventure and whose resourcefulness, courage, and curiosity have not bee surpassed by any queen in history. And certainly her sense of good public and international relations is unparalleled among women of the Bible.

Edith Alderman Deen (1905 - 1994)

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A Quote by Edgar Dale on danger, history, ignorance, and time

There was never a time in our history when ignorance of current affairs could be so dangerous.

Edgar Dale

Source: 16-Sep-66

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A Quote by Edgar Watson "Ed" Howe on giving, history, mankind, revolution, safety, sanity, and work

The history of mankind is one long record of giving revolution another trial - and then limping back at last to sanity, safety and hard work!

Ed Howe (1853 - 1937)

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A Quote by Ed Crane on america, authority, dictatorship, fascism, history, majorities, mankind, people, and religion

The history of mankind is a history of the subjugation and exploitation of a great majority of people by an elite few by what has been appropriately termed the 'ruling class'. The ruling class has many manifestations. It can take the form of a religious orthodoxy, a monarchy, a dictatorship of the proletariat, outright fascism, or, in the case of the United States, corporate statism. In each instance the ruling class relies on academics, scholars and 'experts' to legitimize and provide moral authority for its hegemony over the masses.

Ed Crane

Source: 1986

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A Quote by E. Parmalee Prentice on dependence, earth, facts, history, inclusion, labor, progress, time, and understanding

If anyone wants to understand the course of man on earth, he must consider the fact of the long pause, three million years on the level of savagery, ten thousand years on the level of dependence on the fruits of hand labor, and a hundred or a hundred and fifty years of sudden sharp rise. One hundred or 150 years is the time included in what we call progress in man's history.

E. Parmalee Prentice

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