Quotes by tombstone
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon
English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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
Irish writer 1854-1900
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
English writer 1865-1936
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.''
Irish writer 1854-1900
He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone.
Harry S. Truman
American president 1884-1972
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.
American artist 1930-
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.'.
American poet and actor 1974-
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
American athlete and evangelist 1862-1935
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.
American golf player 1955-
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.''
American novelist 1914-1986
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
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
Tombstone - An ugly reminder of one who has been forgotten.Source: A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
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