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His honour rooted in dishonour stood,
And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.

– Lord Alfred Tennyson
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.
– J. R. R. Tolkien
His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
– Mark Twain
His ignorance is encyclopedic.
– Abba Eban
His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence illuminated it.
– Paterculus
His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!
– Emily Dickinson
His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
– Woody Allen
His life was gentle and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN
– William Shakespeare
His life was gentle; and the elements
So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN!

– William Shakespeare
His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path.
– Stephen King
His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
– Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
– Mae West
His only fault is that he has no fault.
– Pliny the Younger
His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof.
– J. K. Rowling
His purity was too great, his aspiration too high for this poor, miserable world! His great soul is now only enjoying that for which it was worthy!
– Queen Victoria
His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.
– Aeschylus
His voice was a intimate as the rustle of sheets.
– Dorothy Parker
His was a life which lacked, perhaps, the sublimer emotions which raised Man to the level of the gods, but it was undeniably an extremely happy one. He never experienced the thrill of ambition fulfilled, but, on the other hand, he never knew the agony of ambition frustrated....
– P. G. Wodehouse
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
– H. L. Mencken
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
– Leo Tolstoy
Historians conquer the past, not the future. (Les historiens conquièrent Le passé, non l'avenir)
– Charles de LEUSSE
Historical reminder Always put Horace before Descartes.
– Donald O. Rickter
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
– Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
– Alexander Pope

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