"Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Edward Gibbon on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Edward Gibbon on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Edward Gibbon on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Edward Gibbon on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Edward Gibbon on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"I was never less alone than when by myself."
"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."
"I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being."