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A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
Action
Edward Gibbon

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All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
Growth
Edward Gibbon

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Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Beauty
Edward Gibbon

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Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
Books - Reading
Edward Gibbon

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Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
Liberty
Edward Gibbon

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Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
Fanatics and Fanaticism
Edward Gibbon

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History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
History and Historians
Edward Gibbon

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I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
Economy and Economics
Edward Gibbon

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I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son.
Duty
Edward Gibbon

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I was never less alone than when by myself.
Loneliness
Edward Gibbon

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My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
Books - Reading
Edward Gibbon

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Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
Disasters
Edward Gibbon

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Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
Gratitude
Edward Gibbon

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Style is the image of character.
Style
Edward Gibbon

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

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The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.
Law and Lawyers
Edward Gibbon

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The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
Detail
Edward Gibbon

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The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Ability
Edward Gibbon

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We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.
Self-control
Edward Gibbon

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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