More From Edward Gibbon
- "Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism."
- "I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."
- "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."
More In Sympathy
- "Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not."― Xenophon
- "It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy."― Alfred E. Smith
- "IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom’s Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction."― Carl Clinton Van Doren