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History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
(Thomas Carlyle : Essay on History)
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
(Carlyle : Heroes and Hero-Worship)
History is philosophy teaching by examples.
(Dionysius : 40-8 B.C.)
The history of the great events of this world is scarcely more than the history of crimes.
(Voltaire : 1694-1778)
History -- which is, indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
(Edward Gibbon : 1737-1794 : Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire)
There is properly no history : only biography.
We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.
(George Bernard Shaw)
After hearing two eyewitness accounts of the same accident or incident, you begin to wonder about history.