Philip Guedalla - Quotes

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History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.

History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.

People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them. ---->>>

Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success. ---->>>

Any stigma, as the old saying is, will serve to beat a dogma. ---->>>

Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is as unfair as only sport can be. ---->>>

Success is little more than a chemical compound of man with moment. ---->>>

Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium. ---->>>

Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people. ---->>>

Any stigma will do to beat a dogma. ---->>>

The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns: James I, James II, and the Old Pretender. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: March 12, 1889
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Die: 12-16, 1944
Occupation: Historian
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Philip Guedalla (12 March 1889 – 16 December 1944) was an English barrister, and a popular historical and travel writer and biographer. His wit and epigrams are well-known, one example being "Even reviewers read a Preface," another being "History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other." He also was the originator of a now-common theory on Henry James, writing that "The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns: James I, James II, and the Old Pretender" (wikipedia)