Persuasion is the resource of the feeble; and the feeble can seldom persuade.
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.
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the f...- Vernon Cooper
The invention of IQ does a great disservice to creativity in education.- Joel Henry Hildebrand
No one who had any sense ever liked school.- Robert Boothby
Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.- Julia Gillard
There were all us baby boomers who had a grammar school education, started to learn, then ...- Julie Walters
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|Birth:||27th April, 1737|
|Death:||16th January, 1794|
Edward Gibbon was born in Putney, Surrey, England. He was an English historian and politician. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion. He published his first book, Essai sur l'Étude de la Littérature in 1761, which produced an initial taste of celebrity and distinguished him, in Paris at least, as a man of letters.
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