Edward Gibbon


Edward Gibbon Quotes

  • ''Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.''
    Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ch. 49 (1776-1788).
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  • ''The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.''
    Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. 3, ch. 26 (1776-1788).
  • ''Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.''
    Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ch. 21 (1776-1788).

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