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Edward Gibbon

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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

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




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(French)


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




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History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.”
Voltaire - L'Ingénu




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Quotes about history:



Quotes for: History

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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”
Aristotle
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.”
George Bernard Shaw
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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the Philosophy of History
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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.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.”
Victor Hugo
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Quotes about human nature:



Quotes for: Human nature

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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.”
Publius Terentius Afer - Heautontimoroumenos
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation
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Be humanity evermore our goal.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law
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The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.”

Friedrich Schiller - The Artists
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Edward Gibbon also said...


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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
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The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”
Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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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.”
Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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Wit and valor are qualities that are more easily ascertained than virtue, or the love of wisdom.”
Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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Amiable weaknesses of human nature.”
Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.”
Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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