"History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Edward Gibbon on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Edward Gibbon on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Edward Gibbon on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Edward Gibbon on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Edward Gibbon on Thomas Jefferson
"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."