Edward Gibbon
Quotations


The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

Style is the image of character.

It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.



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