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Brief about Edward Gibbon: By info that we know Edward Gibbon was born at 1970-01-01. And also Edward Gibbon is English Historian.

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Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

Tags: Cold, Misery, Sympathy

Style is the image of character.

Tags: Character, Image, Style

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

Tags: General, Laws, True

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

Tags: Almost, Events, Pathetic

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

Tags: Free, Lost, Power

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

Tags: Freedom, Poverty, Since

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

Tags: Book, Learning, Thinking

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

Tags: Improve, Ourselves, Win

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.

Tags: Himself, Personal, Teacher

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.

Tags: Single, Try, Work

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.

Tags: Best, Himself, Judge

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.

Tags: False, True, Useful

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

Tags: Mistake, Opinions, Respect

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

Tags: Genius, School, Solitude

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

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Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.

Tags: Corruption, Infallible, Liberty

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.

Tags: Friendship, Happiness, Sex

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.

Tags: Expensive, Gratitude, Revenge

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.

Tags: Fanaticism, Feelings, Humanity

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

Tags: History, Indeed, Mankind