quotes tagged with 'edwardgibbon'

The wind and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators

Author: Edward Gibbon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in adversity sailor edwardgibbon EDS navigator sailing 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. [on ancient Athens]

Author: Edward Gibbon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny security responsibility comfort politicalpower edwardgibbon athens 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

My early and invincible love of reading--I would not exchange for the treasures of India.

Author: Edward Gibbon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books treasure india edwardgibbon 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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