Edward Gibbon

"The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "Memoirs of My Life"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Style is the image of character."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "Memoirs of my Life"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

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


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)