Best Quotes by Edward Gibbon (Top 10)

  1. We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.
  2. The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
  3. 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.
  4. I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
  5. My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
  6. Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.
  7. Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
  8. Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
  9. The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
  10. Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive

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