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Edward Gibbon Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Gibbon

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History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

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Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
- Edward Gibbon

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations:
the first from his teachers;
the second,
more personal and important, from himself.
- Edward Gibbon

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our
mind the minds of sages and heroes.
- Edward Gibbon

 

Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an
end to which our studies may point.
The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.
- Edward Gibbon

A heart to resolve, a head to contrive,
and a hand to execute.
- Edward Gibbon

I was never less alone than when by myself.
- Edward Gibbon

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It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould,
to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory,
but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given
the last polish to my work.
- Edward Gibbon

Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world,
an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule.
- Edward Gibbon

Their poverty secured their freedom,
since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
- Edward Gibbon

Conversation enriches the understanding,
but solitude is the school of genius.
- Edward Gibbon

History is little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses,
and my expense is equal to my wishes.
- Edward Gibbon

The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
- Edward Gibbon

The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest
and most common quality of human nature.
- Edward Gibbon

My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages
are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
- Edward Gibbon

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
- Edward Gibbon

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance;
none has so deeply meditated on the subject;
none is so sincerely interested in the event.
- Edward Gibbon

I understand by this passion the union of desire,
friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female,
which prefers her to the rest of her sex,
and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the
sole happiness of our being.
- Edward Gibbon

The laws of probability, so true in general,
so fallacious in particular.
- Edward Gibbon

My early and invincible love of reading I would not
exchange for all the riches of India.
- Edward Gibbon

The style of an author should be the image of his mind,
but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
- Edward Gibbon

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
- Edward Gibbon

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
- Edward Gibbon

We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves.
There must be contest, and we must win.
- Edward Gibbon

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for
whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon

Style is the image of character.
- Edward Gibbon

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
- Edward Gibbon

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
- Edward Gibbon

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the
Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true;
by the philosopher as equally false;
and by the magistrate as equally useful.
- Edward Gibbon

Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.
- Edward Gibbon

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves.
It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
- Edward Gibbon

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy,
except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
- Edward Gibbon

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
- Edward Gibbon

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,
unskilled in the arts of composition,
I resolved to write a book.
- Edward Gibbon

The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost,
when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
- Edward Gibbon

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien


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