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Biography - Edward Gibbon:

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

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




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L'histoire est en effet un peu plus que le registre des crimes, des folies et des malheurs de l'humanité.




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History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.




Quotes for: History


Quotes

Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.





Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.





Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.





What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.





If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.











Quotes for: Human nature


Quotes

Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.





The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.












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Edward Gibbon also said...


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.





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.












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