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

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

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

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

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Beauty Quotes,
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Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.

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Gratitude is expensive.

Gratitude is expensive.

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Gratitude Quotes,
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To a philosophic eye, the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues.

To a philosophic eye, the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues.

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

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

by Edward Gibbon Found in: All about love Quotes,
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I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which read more

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

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I was never less alone than when by myself.

I was never less alone than when by myself.

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Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the
proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in read more

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

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.

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

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Society Quotes,
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