Quote of the Day – Edward Gibbon

Trajan was ambitious of fame; and as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.

– Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol 1, Ch.1 P.9

2 Responses to "Quote of the Day – Edward Gibbon"

  1. neo   March 27, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    have you read edward gibbon

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Not in full, only parts.

    This time we are making an effort to read all three volumes in full.

  2. neo   March 28, 2009 at 9:26 am

    its difficult to read the full 3000 or so pages but stilldo read it.its the best book about one the most
    powerful empires in history.it took me about 6 months to finish it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Hopefully, we’ll read it sooner.

    If we remember correctly, Winston Churchill read Gibbon in Bangalore.

    Churchill was posted in Bangalore during his days in the British Army (late 19th century). He had a lot of free time those days that he used in reading and playing polo.

    His mother used to send him lots of books from England – Gibbon, Macaulay, parliamentary debates et al.

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