Edward Gibbon famous quotes




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

~ Edward Gibbon

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Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.

~ Edward Gibbon

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

~ 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.

~ Edward Gibbon

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I was never less alone than when by myself.

~ Edward Gibbon

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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

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Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

~ Edward Gibbon

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Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

~ Edward Gibbon

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

~ Edward Gibbon

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

~ Edward Gibbon

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