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Edward Gibbon

Quote of Edward Gibbon - Every man who rises above the...

Biography - Edward Gibbon:

English historian, writer and Member of Parliament.
Born: 1841 - Died: 1919
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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.



(French, German)

Tout homme reçoit deux sortes d'éducation: l'une qui lui est donnée par les autres, et l'autre, beaucoup plus importante, qu'il se donne à lui même.

Jede Person hat zwei Erziehungen: die eine, die sie von anderen erhält, und die andere, die wichtigere, die sie sich selbst gibt.

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Quotes for: education


Quotes about education:

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of the fire.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Education is another sun to those who are educated.

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.

All rules for study are summed up in this one: learn only in order to create.


Edward Gibbon also said...

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

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. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord.

Wit and valor are qualities that are more easily ascertained than virtue, or the love of wisdom.

Amiable weaknesses of human nature.

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

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

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