"I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Edward Gibbon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Edward Gibbon on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Edward Gibbon on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Edward Gibbon on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Edward Gibbon on Abraham Lincoln
"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."