"Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Edward Gibbon on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Edward Gibbon on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Edward Gibbon on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Edward Gibbon on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."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."
"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."