More From Edward Gibbon
- "Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused."
- "But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous."
- "The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."
More In Government
- "In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down."― Rick Perry
- "As a conservative who believes in limited government, I believe that the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press."― Mike Pence
- "Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances."― Steve Allen