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Quotations by author » Edward Gibbon
English Historian, 1737-1794
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A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
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A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms, tenacious of property, and collected into constitutional assemblies form the only balance capable of preserving a free constitution against the enterprise of an aspiring prince
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All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance
Mankind
As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters
MankindMilitaryVice
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused
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Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
Books
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous
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Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius
Conversation
Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
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Crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.
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Decent easy men, who supinely enjoyed the gifts of the founder.
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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
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Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
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History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
History
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind
History
Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.
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I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
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I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
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I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
Opinions
I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son.
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