Edward Gibbon Quotes

Edward Gibbon

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The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

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Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.

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

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

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All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.

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

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