Edward Gibbon on Prophet Muhammad
(1737-1794) Considered the greatest British historian of his time.
q "His (i.e., Muhammad's) memory was capacious and retentive, his wit easy and social, his imagination sublime, his judgment clear, rapid and decisive. He possessed the courage of both thought and action."
[History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, London, 1838, vol.5, p.335]