More From Edward Gibbon
- "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."
- "Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself."
- "But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous."
More In Sympathy
- "Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can’t identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn’t yet historical."― Leslie Fiedler
- "It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least."― F. H. Bradley
- "Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink."― W. H. Davies