"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Edward Gibbon on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Edward Gibbon on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Edward Gibbon on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Edward Gibbon on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Edward Gibbon on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."