Biography Quotes

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  • Biography, especially the biography of the great and good, who have risen by their own exertions from poverty and obscurity to eminence and usefulness, is an inspiring and ennobling study. Its direct tendency is to reproduce the excellence it records.
    o Horace Mann

  • The great lesson of biography is to show what man can be and do at his best. A noble life put fairly on record acts like an inspiration to others.
    o Samuel Smiles

  • To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
    o Plutarch

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