(Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. History of the French Revolution, vol. 1, bk. 2, ch. 1 (1837).
Quoting "a paradoxical philosopher" in reply to an aphorism of Montesquieu's, "Happy the people whose annals are tiresome.")
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. quoted in Satires, bk. 10, l. 122, Juvenal.
satirized by Juvenal as an example of Cicero's lack of poetic style (O fortunatam natam me consule Romam!).)