What's Your Favourite Gibbon Quote?
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book
We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win
Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes
I make it a point never to argue with people for whose opinion I have no respect
The most worthless of mankind are not afraid to condemn in others the same disorders which they allow in themselves; and can readily discover some nice difference in age, character, or station, to justify the partial distinction
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius
They're all great - I can't decide!
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