No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Biography is the only true history
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books
History is the essence of innumerable biographies
The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.
A Dandy is a clothes-wearing Man, a Man whose trade, office and existence consists in the wearing of clothes.
History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
History, a distillation of rumour.
What is all Knowledge too, but recorded Experience, and a product of History; of which, therefore, Reasoning and Belief, no less than Action and Passion, are essential materials.
Great men are the inspired (speaking and acting) texts of that divine Book of Revelations, wherof a chapter is completed from epoch to epoch, and by some named History.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.