Edward Gibbon Quotation

by Nathan on July 19, 2013

From enthusiasm to imposture the step is perilous and slippery; the demon of Socrates affords a memorable instance of how a wise man may deceive himself, how a good man may deceive others, how the conscience may slumber in a mixed and middle state between self-illusion and voluntary fraud.

- The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, volume 4.

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