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Quote from Edward Gibbon,

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.


Edward Gibbon (more quotes by Edward Gibbon or books by/about Edward Gibbon)

(1737-1794) English historian and Member of Parliament


Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. I, Ch. II


Religion, Philosophy, Government, Politics


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