Margin/Padding issue

I want to raise quotation marks higher, but whenever i add padding or margin bottom nothing happens, it seems that parent does not contain the children. I have tried border solid, inline block, everything i know to use when margins collapse but nothing worked

<i class="fa fa-quote-left" aria-hidden="true"></i>
My Text!
<i class="fa fa-quote-right" aria-hidden="true"></i>

Here is my sylesheet

	float: right;
	padding-right: 50px;
	padding-top: 170px;
	font-size: 22px;
	color: #B08177;
	overflow: hidden;
	margin: 0 0;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	height: 209px;



	font-size: 5px;
	padding-bottom: 20px;


Could you post a link to your project?