Edward Gibbon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Edward Gibbon quotes, Edward Gibbon sayings, and Edward Gibbon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

...the temper of soldiers, habituated at once to violence and to slavery, renders them very unfit guardians of a legal or even a civil constitution. Justice, humanity, or political wisdom, are qualities they are too little acquainted with in themselves to appreciate them in others. Edward Gibbon
All taxes must, at last, fall upon agriculture. Edward Gibbon
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. Edward Gibbon