"But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Edward Gibbon on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Edward Gibbon on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Edward Gibbon on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Edward Gibbon on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Edward Gibbon on Booker T. Washington
"I was never less alone than when by myself."
"Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused."
"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities."
"The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."
"Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism."
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