Edward Gibbon Quotes

Who on Earth is Edward Gibbon?

Edward Gibbon was an English historian, writer and Member of Parliament known for The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Born May 08, 1737
Died January 16, 1794

Books by Edward Gibbon


Best 13 Quotes by Edward Gibbon

“All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.”

Edward Gibbon

“Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.”

Edward Gibbon

“Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.”

Edward Gibbon

“Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.”

Edward Gibbon

“I make it a point never to argue with people for whose opinion I have no respect.”

Edward Gibbon

“My early and invincible love of reading – I would not exchange for the treasures of India.”

Edward Gibbon

“The history of empires is the history of human misery.”

Edward Gibbon

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

Edward Gibbon

“To an active mind, indolence is more painful than labor.”

Edward Gibbon

“We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win.”

Edward Gibbon

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

Edward Gibbon

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Quotes

“Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.”

Edward Gibbon
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

“War, in its fairest form, implies a perpetual violation of humanity and justice.”

Edward Gibbon
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire