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Edward Gibbon Quotes

45 Edward Gibbon quotes:

"Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery."
"The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators."
"Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive"
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"But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous"
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"The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."
"Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition."
"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."
"A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute."
"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."
"I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes."
"It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work."
"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."
"Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused."

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