The English language has changed significantly over the last couple of decades, let alone in the last century. While some phrases or grammar may be technically correct, often they sound antiquated and unnatural in 21st century context.
Men such as he/him are born...
He was better than I /me.
The best moment of one's life, methinks/I think, is when...
Their house was small, for/since/as the wood to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles.