Edward Gibbon Quotes (80 quotes)
Vol. i. p. 106. Compare: None ever loved but at first sight they loved, George Chapman, The Blind Beggar of Alexandria. - Memoirs (1796)
Referring to London. - Memoirs (1796)
“The captain of the Hampshire grenadiers...has not been useless to the historian of the Roman Empire.”
“On the approach of spring I withdraw without reluctance from the noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.”
Vol. i. p. 116. - Memoirs (1796)
“His [Titus Antoninus Pius's] reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history,... the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.”
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 3 (1776– 1788)
“Experience had shewn him [Pope Gregory the Great] the efficacy of these solemn and pompous rites, to soothe the distress, confirm the faith, to mitigate the fierceness, and to dispel the dark enthusiasm of the vulgate, and he readily forgave their tendency to promote the reign of priesthood and superstition.”
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 45 (1776–1788)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEdward Gibbon
Born: May 8, 1737
Died: January 16, 1794 (aged 56)
Bio: Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.