Quote of the Day
Authors Categories Blog Quote Maker Videos
 

Edward Gibbon Quotes

Find the best Edward Gibbon quotes with images from our collection at QuotesLyfe. You can download, copy and even share it on Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Linkedin, Pinterst, Reddit, etc. with your family, friends, colleagues, etc. The available pictures of Edward Gibbon quotes can be used as your mobile or desktop wallpaper or screensaver.


Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Imam Hussain's sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of rightousness."

Imam Hussain's sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of rightousness.




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

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




Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful."

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. The superstition of the people was not embittered theological rancor."

And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. The superstition of the people was not embittered theological rancor.




Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking."

Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "In the end, they wanted security more than they wanted freedom."

In the end, they wanted security more than they wanted freedom.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius."

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.




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

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



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

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



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Our work is the presentation of our capabilities."

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Our ignorance is God; what we know is science."

Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.



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

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




Edward Gibbon Quotes: "[In] the national and religious conflict of the [Byzantine and Saracen] empires, peace was without confidence, and war without mercy."

[In] the national and religious conflict of the [Byzantine and Saracen] empires, peace was without confidence, and war without mercy.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "[Whole] generations may be swept away by the madness of kings in the space of a single hour."

[Whole] generations may be swept away by the madness of kings in the space of a single hour.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Religion is a mere question of geography."

Religion is a mere question of geography.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity."

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The Roman government appeared every day less formidable to its enemies, more odious and oppressive to its subjects."

The Roman government appeared every day less formidable to its enemies, more odious and oppressive to its subjects.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "I was never less alone than when by myself."

I was never less alone than when by myself.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "bizarreness masqueraded as creativity."

bizarreness masqueraded as creativity.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule."

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 Quotes: "A philosopher may deplore the eternal discords of the human race, but he will confess, that the desire of spoil is a more rational provocation than the vanity of conquest."

A philosopher may deplore the eternal discords of the human race, but he will confess, that the desire of spoil is a more rational provocation than the vanity of conquest.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular."

The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."

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



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes."

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Since the primitive times, the wealth of the popes was exposed to envy, their powers to opposition, and their persons to violence."

Since the primitive times, the wealth of the popes was exposed to envy, their powers to opposition, and their persons to violence.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."

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 Quotes: "Style is the image of character."

Style is the image of character.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself."

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."

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



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness."

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The communication of ideas requires a similitude of thought and language . . ."

The communication of ideas requires a similitude of thought and language . . .



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The law of nature instructs most animals to cherish and educate their infant progeny. The law of reason inculcates to the human species the returns of filial piety."

The law of nature instructs most animals to cherish and educate their infant progeny. The law of reason inculcates to the human species the returns of filial piety.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "A nation of slaves is always prepared to applaud the clemency of their master who, in the abuse of absolute power, does not proceed to the last extremes of injustice and oppression."

A nation of slaves is always prepared to applaud the clemency of their master who, in the abuse of absolute power, does not proceed to the last extremes of injustice and oppression.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The sentiment of fear is nearly allied to that of hatred."

The sentiment of fear is nearly allied to that of hatred.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "[The] discretion of the judge is the first engine of tyranny . . ."

[The] discretion of the judge is the first engine of tyranny . . .



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Under a democratical government the citizens exercise the powers of sovereignty; and those powers will be first abused, and afterwards lost, if they are committed to an unwieldy multitude."

Under a democratical government the citizens exercise the powers of sovereignty; and those powers will be first abused, and afterwards lost, if they are committed to an unwieldy multitude.



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

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



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

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



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "But the wisdom and authority of the legislator are seldom victorious in a contest with the vigilant dexterity of private interest."

But the wisdom and authority of the legislator are seldom victorious in a contest with the vigilant dexterity of private interest.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "It has been sagaciously conjectured, that the artful legislator indulged the stubborn prejudices of his countrymen."

It has been sagaciously conjectured, that the artful legislator indulged the stubborn prejudices of his countrymen.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Where error is irreparable, repentance is useless."

Where error is irreparable, repentance is useless.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "It was among the ruins of the capitol that I first conceived the idea of a work which has amused and exercised nearly twenty years of my life."

It was among the ruins of the capitol that I first conceived the idea of a work which has amused and exercised nearly twenty years of my life.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "To an active mind, indolence is more painful than labor."

To an active mind, indolence is more painful than labor.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations."

To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive."

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



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events."

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



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "It is the common calamity of old age to lose whatever might have rendered it desirable."

It is the common calamity of old age to lose whatever might have rendered it desirable.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "The separation of the Arabs from the rest of mankind has accustomed them to confound the ideas of stranger and enemy."

The separation of the Arabs from the rest of mankind has accustomed them to confound the ideas of stranger and enemy.



Edward Gibbon Quotes: "Suspicious princes often promote the last of mankind, from a vain persuasion that those who have no dependence except on their favor will have no attachment except to the person of their benefactor."

Suspicious princes often promote the last of mankind, from a vain persuasion that those who have no dependence except on their favor will have no attachment except to the person of their benefactor.