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Edward Gibbon Quotes

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Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

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

 

A heart to resolve, a head to contrive,
and a hand to execute.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

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History is little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

My early and invincible love of reading I would not
exchange for all the riches of India.
- Edward Gibbon

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

Style is the image of character.
- Edward Gibbon

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
- 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

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

Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
- Edward Gibbon

My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages
are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

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

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy,
except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
- Edward Gibbon

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

I was never less alone than when by myself.
- Edward Gibbon

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
- Edward Gibbon

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

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.
- 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

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

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

It is not what we get.
But who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.
- Tony Robbins

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell


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