Edward Gibbon Quotes
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Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
A false modesty is the meanest species of pride.
The use of our reading is to aid us in thinking.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
Whenever the offence inspires less horror than the punishment', the rigour of penal law is obliged to give way to the common feelings of mankind.
The love of study, a passion which derives great vigor from enjoyment, supplies each day, each hour, with a perpetual round of independent and rational pleasure.
The use of our reading is to aid us in thinking. The perusal of a particular work gives birth, perhaps, to ideas unconnected with the subject of which it treats.
It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mold, 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.