Quotes by tombstone

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  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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    A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
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    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear: ''A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.''
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: ''Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.'' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have.
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    American artist 1930-
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    I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.'.
  • Buddy Wakefield
    Buddy Wakefield
    American poet and actor 1974-
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    It was not my intention to make such a production of the emptiness between us, playing tuba on the tombstone of a soprano to try to keep some dead singer's perspective alive. It's just that I could have swore you had sung me a love song back there; and that you meant it.
    Source: Poetry Hurling Crowbirds at Mockingbars
  • Billy Sunday
    Billy Sunday
    American athlete and evangelist 1862-1935
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    Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
  • Gregory Nunn
    Gregory Nunn
    American golf player 1955-
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    The most touching epitaph I ever encountered was on the tombstone of the printer of Edinburgh. It said simply: ''He kept down the cost and set the type right.''
  • Bernard Malamud
    Bernard Malamud
    American novelist 1914-1986
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    They were together now in the vault under the tombstone; their ashes were, with the remains of those of their children who were not buried elsewhere, although all their names were incised on the stone.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Tombstone - An ugly reminder of one who has been forgotten.
    Source: A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
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