> The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
History is also written by the winning side. Some 'winners' have been real douche-bags, but with some revisionist history writers and good spin control, they look like saints.
The world ought to be a pretty fantastic place by now.
- for some people, the world is a better place because they lived and we mourn their passing.
- for others, the world is a better place because they are now dead, and we rejoice in their passing.