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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

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




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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.





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












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