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Quotes by Edward Gibbon

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

We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win.
– Edward Gibbon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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