Edward Gibbon Quotes

45 Edward Gibbon quotes:

"Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius"
"The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness."
"I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son."
"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."
"The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular."
"Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity."
"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."
"Style is the image of character."
"Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused."
"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities."
"Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition."
"The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."
"A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute."
"I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes."
"All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance."
"But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous."
"Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius."
"Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule."
"Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive"
Author: Gibbon Quotes Category: Gratitude Quotes
"The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."

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