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Edward Gibbon
(1737-1794) born on
May 08
English historian. His masterpiece was "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," 1776-1788.
         
   
F
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.

R
It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
A
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
N
We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and we must win.
K
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: "Memoirs of my Life," 1796.
A: "Memoirs of my Life," 1796.
N: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
K: "Memoirs of my Life," 1796.
   


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