Edward Gibbon Quotes

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

Edward Gibbon

The first of earthly blessings, independence.

Edward Gibbon

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

Edward Gibbon

The voice of history is often little more than the organ of hatred or flattery.

Edward Gibbon

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

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

Edward Gibbon

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

Edward Gibbon

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

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive

Edward Gibbon

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

Edward Gibbon

A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms, tenacious of property, and collected into constitutional assemblies form the only balance capable of preserving a free constitution against the enterprise of an aspiring prince.

Edward Gibbon

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