Quotes by monument
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Cato the Elder
Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Austrian and Czechoslovak architect 1870-1933
Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
I have completed a monument more lasting than brass.
Russian poet 1889-1966
I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed... here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars.
American radio broadcaster 1918-2009
I've never seen a monument erected for a pessimist.
American politician and lobbyist 1961-
It's said that you can tell a lot about someone by who opposes them. In the case of liberal pundit Bill Maher - a man who called America's actions cowardly in the wake of 9/11 and who mocked WWII veterans who wanted to visit the monument built in their honor - I wear his disapproval of me as a badge of honor.
Abbott Eliot Kittredge
American minister 1834-1912
This bread and wine are the simple but eloquent monument to the infinite love of the Son of God, around which we gather with tender, tearful gratitude, because He loved us'so, and because we know that our garlands of affection and consecration are pleasing to Him.Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
Richard Buckminster Fuller
American poet, philosopher and inventor 1895-1983
Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
Well, I think everybody's a little jealous of the Vietnam Wall, even people from wars that already have good monuments. You have a monument like the Wall and nobody ever forgets your war, you can bet on that.
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