Also some reflections of mine on happiness, and on science and learning.
- "When the Arabian conquerors had spread themselves over the East, and were mingled with the servile crowds of Persia, Syria, and Egypt, they insensibly lost the freeborn and martial virtues of the desert."
- "The sect of the Carmathians [Qarmatians] may be considered as the second visible cause of the decline and fall of the empire of the caliphs."
- "The third and most obvious cause was the weight and magnitude of the empire itself."
Gibbon Chapter LII: The limits of the early caliphate
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