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#16249 Edward Gibbon

All that is human must retrograde if it do not advance. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about man
#16250 Edward Gibbon

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Edward Gibbon Quotes about art
#16252 Edward Gibbon

diffused order and tranquility over the greatest part of the earth. His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history; which is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about art
#16253 Edward Gibbon

The reign of Antoninus is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history, which is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about history
#16254 Edward Gibbon

It has been calculated by the ablest politicians that no State, without being soon exhausted, can maintain above the hundredth part of its members in arms and idleness. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about art
#16255 Edward Gibbon

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about gratitude
#16256 Edward Gibbon

Amiable weaknesses of human nature. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about nature
#16257 Edward Gibbon

In every deed ofhe had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about art
#16258 Edward Gibbon

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

Edward Gibbon Quotes about path
#16259 Edward Gibbon

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

Edward Gibbon Quotes about win
#16260 Edward Gibbon

Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about work
#16261 Edward Gibbon

A long period of distress and anarchy, in which empire, and arts, and riches, had migrated from the banks of the Tiber, was incapable of restoring or adorning the city; and, as all that is human must retrograde if it do not advance, every successive age must have hastened the ruin of the works of antiquity. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about success
#16262 Edward Gibbon

The successors ofmay disdain their brethren of England; but the romance of , that exquisite picture of human manners, will outlive the palace of theand the imperial eagle of the house of Austria. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about romance
#16263 Edward Gibbon

Decent easy men, who supinely enjoyed the gifts of the founder. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about joy
#16264 Edward Gibbon

It was here [at the age of seventeen] that I suspended my religious inquiries. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about age
#16265 Edward Gibbon

I saw and loved. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about love
#16266 Edward Gibbon

I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about love
#16267 Edward Gibbon

Crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about pleasure
#16268 Edward Gibbon

The captain of the Hampshire grenadiers...has not been useless to the historian of the Roman Empire. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about man
#16269 Edward Gibbon

It was Rome, on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about writing
#16270 Edward Gibbon

On the approach of spring I withdraw without reluctance from the noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about pleasure
#16271 Edward Gibbon

I was never less alone than when by myself. .

Edward Gibbon Quotes about self
#16661 Tacitus

In De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, Tacitus describes and praises the life of his father-in-law , an eminent Roman general. It covers briefly the people and geography of Britain, where Agricola was stationed. .

Tacitus Quotes about life
#16662 Tacitus

Idque apud imperitos humanitas vocabatur, cum pars servitutis esset. .

Tacitus Quotes about man
#16663 Tacitus

Et maiores vestros et posteros cogitate. .

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#16664 Tacitus

It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured. .

Tacitus Quotes about nature
#16665 Tacitus

Tu vero felix, Agricola, non vitae tantum claritate, sed etiam opportunitate mortis. .

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#16666 Tacitus

The Germans themselves I should regard as aboriginal, and not mixed at all with other races through immigration or intercourse. For in former times, it was not by land but on shipboard that those who sought to emigrate would arrive; and the boundless and, so to speak, hostile ocean beyond us,is seldom entered by a sail from our world. .

Tacitus Quotes about time
#16667 Tacitus

They even say that an altar dedicated to , with the addition of the name of his father, , was formerly discovered on the same spot, and that certain monuments and tombs withinscriptions, still exist on the borders of Germany and . .

Tacitus Quotes about men
#16668 Tacitus

On the whole,one would say that their strength is in their infantry, which fights along with the cavalry; admirably adapted to the action of the latter is the swiftness of certain foot soldiers, who are picked from the entire youth of their country, and stationed in front of the line. .

Tacitus Quotes about strength
#16669 Tacitus

To abandon your shield is the basest of crimes; nor may a man thus disgraced be present at the sacred rites, or enter their council; many, indeed, after escaping from battle, have ended their infamy with the halter. .

Tacitus Quotes about grace
#16670 Tacitus

is the deity whom they chiefly worship, and on certain days they deem it right to sacrifice to him even with human victims. .

Tacitus Quotes about man
#16671 Tacitus

Quanquam severa illic matrimonia .

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#16672 Tacitus

…ibi boni mores valent quam alibi bonae leges. .

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#16673 Tacitus

No one in Germany laughs at vice, nor do they call it the fashion to corrupt and to be corrupted. .

Tacitus Quotes about man
#16674 Tacitus

Indeed, the crowning proof of their valour and their strength is that they keep up their superiority without harm to others. .

Tacitus Quotes about strength
#16675 Tacitus

Their shields are black, their bodies dyed. They choose dark nights for battle, and, by the dread and gloomy aspect of their death-like host, strike terror into the foe, who can never confront their strange and almost infernal appearance. .

Tacitus Quotes about death
#16676 Tacitus

All this is unauthenticated, and I shall leave it open. .

Tacitus Quotes about cat
#16677 Tacitus

It is the rare fortune of these days that one may think what one likes and say what one thinks. .

Tacitus Quotes about think
#16678 Tacitus

He possessed a peculiar talent of producing effect in whatever he said or did. .

Tacitus Quotes about hate
#16679 Tacitus

Once killing starts, it is difficult to draw the line. .

Tacitus Quotes about art
#16680 Tacitus

Some might consider him as too fond of fame; for the desire for glory clings even to the best men longer than any other passion. .

Tacitus Quotes about passion
#16681 Tacitus

Deos fortioribus adesse. .

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#16682 Tacitus

Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges. .

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#16683 Tacitus

Conspicuous by his absence. .

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#16684 Tacitus

The images of twenty of the most illustrious families—the Manlii, the Quinctii, and other names of equal splendour—were carried before it [the bier of Junia]. Those of Brutus and Cassius were not displayed; but for that very reason they shone with pre-eminent lustre. .

Tacitus Quotes about lies
#16685 Tacitus

He had talents equal to business, and aspired no higher. .

Tacitus Quotes about business
#16686 Tacitus

He upbraided Macro, in no obscure and indirect terms, "with forsaking the setting sun and turning to the rising". .

Tacitus Quotes about sin
#16687 Tacitus

What is today supported bywill hereafter become a precedent. .

Tacitus Quotes about will
#16688 Tacitus

So true is it that all transactions of preeminent importance are wrapt in doubt and obscurity; while some hold for certain facts the most precarious hearsays, others turn facts into falsehood; and both are exaggerated by posterity. .

Tacitus Quotes about action
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