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30 Famous Quotes by Edward Gibbon
4/27/1737 - 1/16/1794
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The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Navigation Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. LXVIII)

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Revenge is profitable.

Revenge Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. XI)

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

Opinions Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

Philanthropy Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. XLIX)

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My early and invincible love of reading, . . . I would not exchange for the treasures of India.

Reading Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Memoirs

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I was never less alone than when by myself.

Solitude Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Memoirs (vol. I, p. 117)

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Amiable weakness of human nature.

Weakness Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave.

Fortune Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. LXXI)

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The noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.

Society Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Memoirs (vol. I, p. 116)

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The reign of Antoninus is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history, which is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, and misfortunes of mankind.

History Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. III), (1776)

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Gratitude is expensive.

Gratitude Quotes, by Edward Gibbon , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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

Finance and economics Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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

Ability Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.

Fanatics Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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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.

Infatuation Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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I was never less alone than when by myself.

Lonliness Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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To a philosophic eye, the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues.

Vices Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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...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.

Politics / government Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.

All about love Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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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.

All about love Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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

History Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Ability Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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Style is the image of character.

Appearance Quotes, by Edward Gibbon

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