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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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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



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

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Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Les vents et les vagues sont toujours du côté du meilleur marin.”
Edward Gibbon - Histoire de la décadence et de la chute de l'Empire romain

German
Wind und Wellen sind immer auf der Seite des besseren Seefahrers.”
Edward Gibbon - Verfall und Untergang des Römischen Reiches




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If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”
François de La Rochefoucauld
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The wind is rising!... We must try to live!”
Paul Valéry
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Since I grew tired of the chase
And search, I learned to find;
And since the wind blows in my face,
I sail with every wind.”

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science
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Beware of spitting against the wind!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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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 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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History, which is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.”
Edward Gibbon
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