Edward Gibbon quotes

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The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely int ...
Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrativ ...
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 ...
I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son.
Crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers ...
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.
Style is the image of character.
The urgent consideration of the public safety may undoubtedly authorise the violation of every positive law. How far that or any o ...
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