The Love of Power — Edward Gibbon

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Edward Gibbon

Of all our passions and appetites, the love of power is of the most imperious and unsociable nature, since the pride of one man requires the submission of the multitude.

Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, and its use of primary sources.

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