Graves Quotes

Graves Quotes by Edith Wharton, Thomas Chalmers, John Updike, Gerard Way, Theodore Epp, Barack Obama and many others.

Charity, till then, had been conscious only of a vague

Charity, till then, had been conscious only of a vague self-disgust and a frightening physical distress; now, of a sudden, there came to her the grave surprise of motherhood.
Edith Wharton
The character wherewith we sink into the grave at death, is the very character wherewith we shall re-appear on the day of resurrection.
Thomas Chalmers
My father provided; he gathered things to himself and let them fall upon the world; my clothes, my food, my luxurious hopes had fallen to me from him, and for the first time his death seemed, even at its immense stellar remove of impossibility, a grave and dreadful threat.
John Updike
Let me tell you how the story ends, where the good guys die and the bad guys win. It doesn’t matter how many friend you make, but the graffite they write on your grave.
Gerard Way
Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow.
Theodore Epp
The real problem, if you look at how, for example, Hezbollah got a lot of missiles that are a grave threat to Israel, it’s not because they were legal, it’s not because somehow that was authorized under international law; it was because there was insufficient intelligence or capacity to stop those shipments.
Barack Obama
What a day it is when we must envy the men in their graves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We could see the children’s toys here and there, and we saw a game that the children had made themselves out of dirt, deer antlers and abalone shells, but the game was so strange that only children could tell what it was. Perhaps it wasn’t a game at all, only the grave of a game.
Richard Brautigan
APOTHECARY, n. The physician’s accomplice, undertaker’s benefactor and grave worm’s provider
Ambrose Bierce
‘Tis the night – the night Of the grave’s delight.
Arthur Cleveland Coxe
How poor this world would be without its graves, without the memories of its mighty dead. Only the voiceless speak forever.
Robert Green Ingersoll
You were born with your legs apart. They’ll send you to the grave in a Y-shaped coffin.
Joe Orton
Wouldn’t it be interesting to take Elvis back to his Sun Records period? I don’t know. But I’m content to listen to his Sun Records. I don’t want to dig him up out of the grave.
John Lennon
Taking away the peace of a people, committing every act of violence, or consenting to such acts, especially when directed against the weakest and defenseless, is a profoundly grave sin against God.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople
Indians do not hinder the progress of their dead by embalming or tight coffining. When the spirit has gone they give the body back to the earth. the earth welcomes the body-coaxes new life and beauty from it, hurries over what men shudder at. Lovely tender herbage bursts from the graves, swiftly, exulting over corruption.
Emily Carr
For it is a plain fact that, most certainly in the West, the writings, works of art, musical compositions which are of central reference, comport that which is “grave and constant” (Joyce’s epithets) in the mystery of our condition.
George Steiner
I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy
A. J. Liebling
In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
John James Ingalls
Not she with trait’rous kiss her Saviour stung, Not she denied him with unholy tongue; She, while apostles shrank, could danger brave, Last at his cross and earliest at his grave.
Eaton Stannard Barrett
Consciousness is the grave of things, the place where they cease to exist, beyond which they end. And when they have ended, it seems that they no longer have any essential existence except in the visions in me.
Oskar Kokoschka
[W]e must stop trying to protect our planet from every imaginable, exaggerated or imaginary risk. And we must stop trying to protect it on the backs, and the graves, of he nation’s and world’s most powerless and impoverished people.
Niger Innis
The rich are like beasts of burden, carrying treasure all day, and at the night of death unladen; they carry to their grave only the bruises and marks of their toil.
Saint Augustine
Love is as strong as death; its jealousy as unyielding as the grave. It burns like a blazing fire; like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away
Gravity disappears again, and we rise up off the floor like spooks from a grave. It’s like the Rapture in here every thirty seconds.
Mary Roach
Archaeologists have been digging up thousands of graves of people called Scythians by the Greeks. They turn out to be people whose women fought, hunted, rode horses, used bows and arrows, just like the men.
Adrienne Mayor
I am not so naive as to think everyone will change. There are certainly those who will go to their graves as hateful, violent racists.
Daryl Davis
This is the posture of fortunes slave: one foot in the gravy, one foot in the grave.
James Thurber
Gravestones tell truth scarce forty years.
Thomas Browne
Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves to-day, lilies and laurels over them we lay, and violets o’er each unforgotten head.
Richard Hovey
In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected.
Charles Dickens
Waste equals food, whether it’s food for the earth, or for a closed industrial cycle. We manufacture products that go from cradle to grave. We want to manufacture them from cradle to cradle.
William McDonough
Burning books is not as grave as burning people, because books, contrary to men, are not unique and ideas are fireproof!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
And what has become of it, where is that onetime love? Now it is the grave of a bird, a drop of black quartz, a chunk of wood eroded by the rain.
Pablo Neruda
I think that even though we should always welcome allies within the four corners of the United States, we shouldn’t limit our allies to the four corners of the United States. I think that would be a grave mistake.
Gerald Horne
Nations begin to dig their own graves when men talk more of human rights and less of human duties.
William J. H. Boetcker
I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have five million human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction.
Adolf Eichmann
[On John Brown:] The poor wretch is hanged, but from his grave a root of bitterness will spring, the fruit of which at no distant day may be disunion and civil war.
Fanny Kemble
You will not be asked about your culture in your grave. And you will not be judged based on your Father’s last name. When the trumpet blares, there will be no more kings, only slaves. And your family traditions will not be able to keep you safe.
Boonaa Mohammed
It is from the graves and ruins and rubbish-heaps of Egypt that writings have been restored to us in great numbers.
Frederic G. Kenyon
Dude, you’re such a geek. And that’s coming from an overweight Star Trek fan who scored a 5 on the AP Calculus test. So you know your condition is grave
John Green
Doctor Jones, we’re all vulnerable to vicious rumors. I seem to remember that in Honduras you were accused of being a grave robber rather than an archaeologist. Indy: Well, the newspapers greatly exaggerated the incident.
James Kahn
It is a grave error to assume that ice cream consumption requires hot weather.
Anne Fadiman
Love’s very pain is sweet,
But its reward is in the world divine
Which, if not here, it builds beyond the grave.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. –as quoted in THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS
Abraham Lincoln
Meetings are places where dead ideas rise from their graves and eat the brains of the living.
Dave Barry
Any actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave.
Joan Crawford
We adorn graves with flowers and redolent plants, just emblems of the life of man, which has been compared in the Holy Scriptures to those fading beauties whose roots, being buried in dishonor, rise again in glory.
John Evelyn
Life springs from death; and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations.
Patrick Pearse
With a rasping cough, the vampire shakes its head. “It was you who called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves.
Mike Mignola
The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.
Charles Caleb Colton
Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another’s pain, can never be enjoyed by a worthy mind. Pleasure’s couch is virtues grave.
Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne
Perhaps the early grave Which men weep over may be meant to save.
Lord Byron
Of all the trees that have ever been cultivated by man, the genealogical tree is the driest. It is one, we may be sure, that had no place in the garden of Eden. Its root is in the grave; its produce mere Dead Sea fruit.
Amelia B. Edwards
We rush for the stars as we crawl toward our graves.
Al McGuire
The last excessive feelings of delight are always grave.
Leigh Hunt
I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force– if necessary– to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.
John F. Kerry
Put no inscription over the grave, except the date of my birth and my death; and, wherever I am buried, let the funeral be perfectly private, with as few persons attending, and as little show and expense as possible.
Isaac Butt
I believe God weeps over – over death. Jesus wept at the grave the Lazarus. In the Bible, Jesus weeps at death.
Steven Curtis Chapman
At my death paint my body with red paint and plunge it into fresh water to be restored back to life, otherwise my bones will be turned into stone and my joints into flint in my grave, but my spirit will rise
Crazy Horse
When I was 8 years old, I became depressed. I kept asking why I was born this way [without arms and legs]. I also worried about my future. At the age of 10, I tried to commit suicide because I felt like giving up. But when I imagined my loving parents crying at my grave, I decided to stay.
Nick Vujicic
I do like Italian graves; they look so much more lived in.
Elizabeth Bowen
Child labour is an issue of grave importance. It must become a top priority for all governments of the world. How can the world move into the twenty-first century with children still being exploited for their labour and denied their basic right to an education?
Craig Kielburger
I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we’d only have to do one take. But when you did have to do more than one, you’d build on the one you’d done.
Ewan McGregor
Patriotism is as fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone, and irrational as a headless hen.
Ambrose Bierce
Man, who wert once a despot and a slave, A dupe and a deceiver! a decay, A traveller from the cradle to the grave Through the dim night of this immortal day.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Self-restraint may be alien to the human temperament, but humanity without restraint will dig its own grave.
Marya Mannes
To try to correct imbalances with trade restrictions is a grave error.
Rodrigo Rato
Great God, what do I see and hear!
The end of things created!
The judge of mankind doth appear
On clouds of glory seated!
The trumpet sounds; the graves restore,
The dead which they contained before;
Prepare, my soul, to meet Him!
Martin Luther
There is little much beyond the grave, but the strong are saying nothing until they see.
Robert Frost
To be cured, we must rise from our graves and throw off the cerements of the dead. Nobody can do it for another – it is a private affair which is best done collectively. We must die as egos and be born again in the swarm, not separated and self-hypnotized, but individual and related.
Henry Miller
Cat tongues are awesome.” –Nellie Gomez, The 39 Clues, Beyond The Grave
Judy Blundell
For more than half a century, during which kingdoms and empires have fallen, this Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed it have long since descended to the grave; yet still it remains, the proudest monument to their memory. . .
Zachary Taylor
New York is nearly a grave. The Empire State Building is its gravestone.
Walter Tevis
All that lies betwixt the cradle and the grave is uncertain.
Seneca the Younger
There is plenty of time to sleep in the grave
William Shakespeare
Honey, I am going to my grave with my eyelashes and my makeup on.
Tammy Faye Bakker
Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.
Charles Caleb Colton
No one must use the name of God to commit violence. To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman.
Pope Francis
We have taken a grave and hazardous decision to sustain the Greeks and try to make a Balkan Front.
Winston Churchill
.. an emergency stash of Thin Mints. Frickin’ Girl Scouts. Those things were way to addictive. They had to be laced with crack.” Charlie Davidson Fourth Grave Beneath my Feet
Darynda Jones
The grave is a very small hillock, but we can see farther from it, when standing on it, than from the highest mountain in all the world.
August Tholuck
Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
Tim Robbins
Draw nigh to God, so that you may dread the grave as little as your bed. Draw nigh to God, that you may live a happy and useful life. Drawing nigh to God is the most concentrated energy of the soul. Effective prayer is the fruit of a relationship with God, not a technique for acquiring blessings.
D. A. Carson
The grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou’rt named: Nature appalled, Shakes off her wonted firmness.
Robert Blair
Full surely there is a blessedness beyond the grave for those who have already entered on it here, and in no other form than that wherein they know it here, at any moment.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
The grass is waking in the ground, / Soon it will rise and blow in waves – / How can it have the heart to sway / Over the graves, / New graves?
Sara Teasdale
It’s not what I’d want for at my funeral. When I die, I just want them to plant me somewhere warm. And then when the pretty women walk over my grave I would grab their ankles, like in that movie.
Neil Gaiman
When I have one foot in the grave, I will tell the whole truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me and say, “Do what you like now.”
Leo Tolstoy
If any child of mine becomes an actor I will turn in my grave.
Clark Gable
I hate this place. I shall hate it to my grave.
Wallis Simpson
Heaven begun is the living proof that makes the heaven to come credible. Christ in you is “the hope of glory.” It is the eagle eye of faith which penetrates the grave, and sees far into the tranquil things of death. He alone can believe in immortality who feels the resurrection in him already.
Frederick William Robertson
Sing of the nature of women, and then the song shall be surely full of variety; old crotchets and most sweet closes. It shall be humorous, grave, fantastic, amorous, melancholy, sprightly, one in all, and all in one.
John Marston
The grave is still the best shelter against the storms of destiny.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Most actors make themselves unhappy by searching for their sanity, by insisting on their normalcy; it’s a grave mistake.
Michael Shurtleff
The moment is now and we cant get it back from the grave.
The disciples found angels at the grave of Him they loved; and we should always find them too, but that our eyes are too full of tears for seeing.
Henry Ward Beecher
A man who would not love his father’s grave is worse than a wild animal.
Chief Joseph
I will walk on no grave of Ulster’s honoured dead to do a deal with the IRA or the British government.
Ian Paisley
But O yet more miserable! Myself my sepulchre, a moving grave.
John Milton
Donald Trump’s a great deal-maker with a lot of momentum and it will do a lot of damage to us. We are in grave peril and it’s going to be terrible.
Van Jones
Repentance clothes in grass and flowers the grave in which the past is laid.
John Sterling
Grave-stones tell truth scarce forty years. Generations pass while families last not three oaks.
Thomas Browne
The dark grave, which knows all secrets, can alone reclaim the fatal doubt once cast on a woman’s name.
George Herbert
If our founding fathers were alive today, they’d roll over in their graves.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
From plots and treasons Heaven preserve my years, But save me most from my petitioners. Unsatiate as the barren womb or grave; God cannot grant so much as they can crave.
John Dryden
It is always assumed that Venice is the ideal place for a honeymoon. This is a grave error. To live in Venice or even to visit it means that you fall in love with the city itself. There is nothing left over in your heart for anyone else.
Peggy Guggenheim
Let thy carriage be such as becomes a man grave settled and attentive to that which is spoken. Contradict not, at every turn, what others say.
George Washington
I will go to my grave seeing the look on your face at the last. Keep it up and you’ll go sooner than later.
Laurell K. Hamilton
The man who seeks revenge digs two graves.
Ken Kesey
I don’t get anywhere meditating,” she said. “I see people sitting there with their eyes closed, a smile on their lips or else grave-faced and arrogant, concentrating on absolutely nothing, convinced that they’re in touch with God or with the Goddess. So instead, let’s listen to some music together.
Paulo Coelho
How little inventiveness there is in man, Grave copier of copies.
James Russell Lowell
For the most part, the best man’s spirit makes a fearful sprite to haunt his grave.
Henry David Thoreau
The principle which prompts to save is the desire of bettering our conditiona desire which?comes with us from the womb and never leaves us till we go into the grave.
Adam Smith
To a significant degree, we are an overfed and undernourished nation digging an early grave with our teeth, and lacking the energy that could be ours because we overindulge in junk foods.
Ezra Taft Benson
If Stalin could only see us now, with the American Ambassador here, he’d turn in his grave.
Anastas Mikoyan
Any rainy summer morning, of course, has the seeds of gloomy alienation sown in. But a rainy summer morning far from home – when your personal clouds don’t move but hang – can easily produce the feeling of the world as seen from the grave. This I know.
Richard Ford
I am a courtier grave and serious Who is about to kiss your hand: Try to combine a pose imperious With a demeanour nobly bland.
W. S. Gilbert
Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.
Henry David Thoreau
The wife’s Mother said, ‘When you’re dead, I’ll dance in your grave.’ I said: ‘Good, I’m being buried at sea’.
Les Dawson
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
Thomas Hobbes
Christianity … that musty old theology, which already has its grave clothes on, and is about to be buried… A wall of Bible, brimstone, church and corruption has hitherto hemmed women into nothingness.
Lucy Stone
I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.
Elizabeth I
Athirst for personal salvation, the West forgets that many religions had but a vague notion of the life beyond the grave; true, all great religions stake a claim on eternity, but not necessarily on man’s eternal life.
Andre Malraux
I’m getting older, so how people face grave circumstances is of interest to me. And you meet a lot of people who are very courageous, and it doesn’t reek of something funny to write about, but I always think that the higher the stakes, the bigger the laughs can be, and the more emotional the scenes can be.
Judd Apatow
Carve not upon a stone when I am dead, The praises which remorseful mourners give; To women’s graves – a tardy recompense, But speak them while I live.
Elizabeth Chase Allen
There is no trifling with nature; it is always true, grave, and severe; it is always in the light, and the faults and errors fall to our share. It defies incompetency, but reveals its secrets to the competent, the truthful, and the pure.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This is a very grave matter, punishable by…well, I do not exactly know what, but something rather severe, I should imagine.
Susanna Clarke
When your heart becomes the grave of your secrets, that desire of yours will be gained more quickly. The prophet said that anyone who keeps secret his inmost thought will soon attain the object of his desire. When seeds are buried in the earth, their inward secrets become the flourishing garden.
I pressed my father’s hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
Chief Joseph
We are getting into semantics again. If we use words, there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted.
H. R. Haldeman
It is a very grave matter to be forced to imitate a people for whom you know-which is the price of your performance and survival-you do not exist. It is hard to imitate a people whose existence appears, mainly, to be made tolerable by their bottomless gratitude that they are not, thank heaven, you.
James A. Baldwin
Being president of too many well-meaning organizations put my father into an early grave. The lesson in this was not lost on me.
Roy Blount, Jr.
Since killing people is illegal, can I have a Taser just for shits and giggles? -Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Darynda Jones
Is there anything so grave and serious as an ass?
Michel de Montaigne
Never the grave gives back what it has won!
Friedrich Schiller
I care not how worldly you may be: there are times when all distinctions seem like dust, and when at the graves of the great you dream of a coming country, where your proudest hopes shall be dimmed forever.
Donald G. Mitchell
There have been some nations who could do nothing but construct tombs, and these are the only traces which they have left. They are the heathen.
Henry David Thoreau
I thought that the fashion world could be a bit fake sometimes, but it’s nothing compared to Hollywood. These girls would walk over their grandmothers’ graves to get a part, and the producers talk about actresses like they’re dirt, picking over every part of them so that they end up paranoid and having surgery.
Elizabeth Jagger
What is Fortune, what is Fame?
Futile gold and phantom name-
Riches buried in a cave,
Glory written on a grave.
Henry Van Dyke
He bought me so many orchids that I looked like a well-kept grave.
Texas Guinan
Waging an unnecessary war is a grave mistake.
Scott McClellan
Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.
Christopher Hitchens
While she cut the mushrooms, she cried more than she had at the grave, the most so far, because she found the saddest thing of all to be the simple truth of her capacity to move on.
Aimee Bender
Cemeteries have always had a lure for me. They are well kept, free from ambiguity, logical, virile, and alive. In cemeteries you can summon up courage and arrive at decisions, in cemeteries life takes on distinct contours — I am not referring to the borders of the graves — and if you will, a meaning.
Gunter Grass
We come across thirty or so hurried graves with makeshift wooden markers. ‘Private Edwards, E.’, a number, and that was all. Fourteen days ago he was alive, thinking feeling, hoping… If war was a game of cards, I’d say someone was cheating.
Spike Milligan
Without His Resurrection the death of Christ would be of no avail, and His grave would be the grave of all our hopes. A gospel of a dead Savior would be a miserable failure and delusion. The Resurrection is the victory of righteousness and life over sin an death.
Philip Schaff
Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat.
Rosa Luxemburg
We do not play on Graves— Because there isn’t Room— Besides—it isn’t even—it slants And People come— And put a Flower on it— And hang their faces so— We’re fearing that their Hearts will drop— And crush our pretty play— And so we move as far As Enemies—away— Just looking round to see how far It is—Occasionally—
Emily Dickinson
Romeo: Courage, man; the hurt cannot be much. Mercutio: No, ’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but ’tis enough, ’twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man.
William Shakespeare
The only thing that lives beyond the grave is the wake you have created by the way you have lived your life; the goals you have set; the distance away from the normal you dared to tread.
Gerry Lindgren
I got this grave yard woman.
Bob Dylan
And now let us love and take that which is given us, and be happy; for in the grave there is no love and no warmth, nor any touching of the lips. Nothing perchance, or perchance but bitter memories of what might have been.
H. Rider Haggard
They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life’s lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts.
Joshua Sylvester
Sorrowful words become the sorrowful; angry words suit the passionate; light words a playful expression; serious words suit the grave.
[Lat., Tristia maestum
Vultum verba decent; iratum, plena minarum;
Ludentem, lasciva: severum, seria dictu.]
The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.
Wallace Stevens
I loved the [English] countryside. I went to John Bonham’s grave.
Bill Burr
Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I’d love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers.
Luis Bunuel
My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave.
Mark Ruffalo
Great is the rose
That challenges the crypt,
And quotes milleniums
Against the grave.
Nathalia Crane
It’s a grave mistake in publishing, whether you’re talking about Internet or print publication, to try to play to a limited repertoire of established reader interests.
Denis Dutton
Most of all people respond to a film tackling grave subjects that question and go against the prevailing mood.
Philippe Claudel
The grave is, I suspect, the sole commonwealth which attains that dead flat of social equality that life in its every principle so heartily abhors.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
My only answer is, if my grave stood open on one side and you upon the other I’d go into my grave before I would take one step to meet you.
Louisa May Alcott
If you devote your life to seeking revenge, first dig two graves.
Beauty, real beauty, is something very grave. If there is a God, He must be partly that.
Jean Anouilh
I am remarkably pleased with Obama. I had grave misgivings about him.
Pat Robertson
We go to the grave of a friend saying,
“A man is dead,”
but angels throng about him saying,
“A man is born.”
Henry Ward Beecher
I can’t do that. I’m already the single guy living in his parents’ house. I can’t be seen digging a grave in the middle of the night.
Drew Carey
There is a silence where hath been no sound, There is a silence where no sound may be,- In the cold grave, under the deep, deep sea, Or in the wide desert where no life is found.
Thomas Hood
It’s incongruous that the older we get, the more likely we are to turn in the direction of religion. Less vivid and intense ourselves, closer to the grave, we begin to conceive of ourselves as immortal.
Edward Hoagland
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.
Robert Frost
When they bury me in a church and chuck earth on my grave, I’d like the words ‘Well, at least he tried’ engraved on my tombstone.
Steven Morrissey
The legitimate aim of criticism is to direct attention to the excellent. The bad will dig its own grave.
Christian Nestell Bovee
We find that Good and Evil happen alike to all Men on this Side of the Grave; and as the principle Design of Tragedy is to raise Commiseration and Terror in the Minds of the Audience, we shall defeat this great End, if we always make Virtue and Innocence happy and successful.
Joseph Addison
I wish that all those, who on this night are not merry enough to speak before they think, may ever after be grave enough to think before they speak!
Ann Radcliffe
Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; its a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation.
Charles Ruff
True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?
Vaclav Havel
A young painter who cannot liberate himself from the influence of past generations is digging his own grave.
Henri Matisse
I am gone into the fields To take what this sweet hour yields; Reflection, you may come to-morrow, Sit by the fireside with Sorrow. You with the unpaid bill, Despair, You, tiresome verse-reciter, Care, I will pay you in the grave, Death will listen to your stave.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Once I am dead, there will be no lack of pious hands to throw me over the railing; my grave will be the fathomless air; my body will sink endlessly and decay and dissolve in the wind generated by the fall, which is infinite.
Jorge Luis Borges
Let your countenance be pleasant, but in serious matters let it be somewhat grave.
George Washington
And I keep on fighting for the things I want. Though I know that when you’re dead you can’t. But I’d rather be a free man in my grave, than living as a puppet or a slave.
Jimmy Cliff
It is not death to have the body called back to the earth, and dissolved into its kindred elements, and mouldered to dust, and, it may be, turn to daisies, in the grave. But it is death to have the soul paralyzed, its inner life quenched, its faculties dissipated; that is death.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Pleasure’s couch is virtue’s grave.
Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne
Grimly, she realized that clocks don’t make a sound that even remotely resembles ticking, tocking. It was more the sound of a hammer, upside down, hacking methodically at the earth. It was the sound of a grave.
Markus Zusak
You know, I’ll always be your slave ’til I’m buried, buried in my grave.
Sam Cooke
Don’t smoke too much, drink too much, eat too much or work too much. We’re all on the road to the grave – but there’s no need to be in the passing lane.
Robert Orben
The center line of science literacy – which not many people tell you, but I feel this strongly, and I will go to my grave making this point – is how you think.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom.
Margaret Thatcher
Ritualism is nothing more than a rut and the only difference between a rut and a grave is the length and the depth.
Chuck Smith
It’s a fool’s life, a rogue’s life, and a good life if you keep laughing all the way to the grave.
Edward Abbey
Nearly every grave moral failure begins with a small sin.
Charles Colson
There’s a War Crimes Act in the United States passed by a Republican Congress in 1996, which says that grave breaches of the Geneva Convention are subject to the death penalty. And that doesn’t mean the soldier that committed them – that means the commanders.
Noam Chomsky
All our lives we sweat and save, Building for a shallow grave.
Jim Morrison
If Roosevelt were alive he’d turn in his grave.
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
But I think that the spirit of protectionism would be the grave of European cinema. You cannot protect something by building a fence around it and thinking that this will help it survive.
Wim Wenders
History is but the record of the public and official acts of human beings. It is our object, therefore, to humanize our history and deal with people past and present; people who ate and possibly drank; people who were born, flourished and died; not grave tragedians, posing perpetually for their photographs.
Bill Nye
My grandparents, like many genocide survivors, took most of their stories to their graves.
Chris Bohjalian
And some day well remember so much that well build the biggest goddam steamshovel in history and dig the biggest grave of all time and shove war in and cover it up.
Ray Bradbury
Monotonously the lorries sway, monotonously come the calls, monotonously falls the rain. It falls on our heads and on the heads of the dead up the line, on the body of the little recruit with the wound that is so much too big for his hip; it falls on Kemmerich’s grave; it falls in our hearts.
Erich Maria Remarque
Life is the journey between darkness of the womb and darkness of the grave.
Ala Bashir
Only where there are graves are there resurrections.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We hold that the reckless disregard for human life implicit in knowingly engaging in criminal activity known to carry a grave risk of death represents a highly culpable mental state that may be taken into account in making a capital sentencing judgment not inevitable, lethal result.
Sandra Day O’Connor
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Thomas Gray
Beyond the grave they will find nothing but death. But we shall keep the secret, and for their happiness we shall allure them with the reward of heaven and eternity.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
A man can give up a right, but he may not give up a duty without being guilty of a grave dereliction.
Mahatma Gandhi
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
Henry David Thoreau
The low green tent Whose curtain never outward swings.
John Greenleaf Whittier
I have no wish to talk nonsense.” “If you did, it would be in such a grave, quiet manner, I should mistake it for sense.
Charlotte Bronte
When graves are covered with stones, the dead can no longer get out. But the dead can’t go out anyway! What difference does it make whether they’re covered with soil or stones?
Milan Kundera
I didn’t know I had this many fans in Puerto Rico. I’m going to carry this memory to my grave.
Allen Iverson
Each of our temples is an expression of our testimony that life beyond the grave is as real and as certain as is our life here on earth.
Thomas S. Monson
Think of the millions of young men who died fighting for democracy. We spit on their graves when we let democracy slip away into the sewer of illegal money.
Doris “Granny D” Haddock
The dead carry with them to the grave in their clutched hands only that which they have given away.
DeWitt Wallace
Many women are now holding posts of grave responsibility in city and country and state and nation, and their number must be greatly increased.
Herbert Hoover
I’ll only stop singing when I’m in my grave.
Compay Segundo
Men would not be so hasty to abandon the world either as monks or as suicides, did they but see the jewels of wisdom and faith which are scattered so plentifully along its paths; and lacking which no soul can come again from beyond the grave to gather.
William Mountford
I recollected one story there was in the village, how that on a certain night in the year (it might be that very night for anything I knew), all the dead people came out of the ground and sat at the heads of their own graves till morning.
Charles Dickens
For still the new transcends the old In signs and tokens manifold; Slaves rise up men; the olive waves, With roots deep set in battle graves!
John Greenleaf Whittier
End of Construction. Thank you ‘for your patience. ” Inscription on Ruth Bell Graham’s grave — inspired hy a road sign she saw.
Billy Graham
We need to know why NHTSA, which has officials who are paid to do nothing else but monitor accidents, have been asleep at the wheel when it had information served up to it on a silver platter by State Farm Insurance Company which would suggest grave problems with Firestone tires.
Fred Upton
I’ll stand over your grave ’til I’m sure that you’re dead.
Bob Dylan
Book burnings. Always the forerunners. Heralds of the stake, the ovens, the mass graves.
Geraldine Brooks
Well, I think the main message is there is more to your story. There is more than what happens between the crib and the grave, and that is what I am really trying to speak to, this idea that all of life is this life and that there is nothing more than what we see and experience right here on this earth.
Max Lucado
Listen up. Rant would tell people: ‘You’re a different human being to everybody you meet.’ Sometimes Rant said, ‘You only ever is in the eyes of other folks.’ If you were going to carve a quote on his grave, his favorite saying was: ‘The future you have tomorrow won’t be the same future you had yesterday.
Chuck Palahniuk
Babies haven’t any hair; Old men’s heads are just as bare; between the cradle and the grave lie a haircut and a shave.
Samuel Hoffenstein
I don’t know where I would be without music. Even if I wasn’t a musician, I think music is God. In a lot of ways, it’s my saving grave. It’s been my religion since I was a little kid.
Allie Gonino
My work was done, so it was time to start digging my grave again.
Anthony Kiedis
Was it for this the wild geese spread The gray wing upon every tide; For this that all that blood was shed, For this. Edward Fitzgerald died, And Robert Emmet and Wolfe Tone, All that delirium of the brave? Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone, It’s with O’Leary in the grave.
William Butler Yeats
Our whole way of life today is dedicated to the removal of risk. Cradle to grave we are supported, insulated, and isolated from the risks of life – and if we fail, our government stands ready with Bandaids of every size.
Shirley Temple
Forget all feuds, and shed one English tear
O’er English dust. A broken heart lies here.
Thomas B. Macaulay
Pretty girls make graves
Jack Kerouac
I need someone who can keep up with me, not some sickly creature that looks as if he’s doddering off to the grave.
Cassandra Clare
Well, there aren’t any graves in mundane wedding ceremonies,” said Tessa. “Though your ability to quote the Bible is impressive. Better than my aunt Harriet’s.” “Did you hear that, James? She just compared us to her aunt Harriet.
Cassandra Clare
God is love. I don’t say the heart doesn’t feel a taste of it, but what a taste. The smallest glass of love mixed with a pint pot of ditch-water. We wouldn’t recognize that love. It might even look like hate. It would be enough to scare us – God’s love.
Graham Greene
Perhaps the only misplaced curiosity is that which persists in trying to find out here, on this side of death, what lies beyond the grave.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
General George Patton, General Douglas MacArthur are spinning in their grave at the stupidity of what we’re doing in the Middle East.
Donald Trump
We must look into unknown dimensions, into Nature, into that incalculable and imponderable life, whose carrier and mediator, the blood of the Earth that accompanies us steadfastly from the cradle to the grave, is water.
Viktor Schauberger
A mother’s love is stronger than distance, more powerful than time and can transcend the grave.
Tyler Perry
Any outlaw regime that has ties to terrorist groups or seeks to possess weapons of mass destruction is a grave danger to the civilised world and will be confronted.
George W. Bush
Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Perhaps for the purposes of war racial differences had been buried, but certainly in no deep grave.
Josephine Lawrence
Fame is but an inscription on a grave, and glory the melancholy blazon on a coffin lid.
Alexander Smith
But the people cannot have wells, and so they take rain-water. Neither can they conveniently have cellars or graves, the town being built upon “made ground”; so they do without both, and few of the living complain, and none of the others.
Mark Twain
Retire me to my Milan, where
Every third thought shall be my grave.
William Shakespeare
Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger.
Frank Murphy
She is not old, she is not young, The Woman with the Serpent’s Tongue. The haggard cheek, the hungering eye, The poisoned words that wildly fly, The famished face, the fevered hand, Who slights the worthiest in the land, Sneers at the just, contemns the brave, And blackens goodness in its grave.
William Watson
Grieving, like being blind, is a strange business; you have to learn how to do it. We seek company in mourning, but after the early bursts of tears, after the praises have been spoken, and the good days remembered, and the lament cried, and the grave closed, there is no company in grief. It is a burden borne alone.
Ursula K. Le Guin
[On her UNICEF work:] I’m glad I’ve got a name, because I’m using it for what it’s worth. … I do not want to see mothers and fathers digging graves for their children.
Audrey Hepburn
Overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organise peace on this planet
Albert Einstein
How much of love lies buried in dusty graves!
Francis Alexander Durivage
It is perhaps my greatest hope, Mr. President, that some day we’ll consider tax and spending measures with no one else in mind but future generations of American taxpayers. We’re tying a millstone of debt around their necks, and it is a grave mistake.
John McCain
Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; no fire, no heroism, no intensity of though and feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave.
Bertrand Russell
… You are the closest I will ever come to heaven, either here on Earth or in the afterlife, and I will not regret it, not even at the cost of your tears. So I go to my grave an unrepentant sinner, I’m afraid. There is no use in mourning one such as I, dearest… -Simon to Lucy in a letter before the last duel.
Elizabeth Hoyt
And care, whom not the gayest can outbrave, Pursues its feeble victim to the grave.
Henry Kirke White
Directing is a terrible, anxious process. It’s all collaboration, and if you have a dream, it’s diluted very quickly by the slightest ineptness in any of your collaborators. They’re supposed to help you, but too often they help you into your grave.
Mel Brooks
Vampires have risen from the dead, the grave, and the crypt, but have never managed it from the cat.
Terry Pratchett
It is up to my spirit to find the truth. But how? Grave uncertainty, each time the spirit feels beyond its own comprehension; whenit, the explorer, is altogether to obscure land that it must search and where all its baggage is of no use. To search? That is not all: to create.
Marcel Proust
This constitution is full of mines that are going to explode. The articles stipulated in this constitution will have grave consequences if they are submitted to a referendum. This constitution will lead to a weak Iraq that is unable to defend itself.
Saleh al-Mutlaq
We are the living graves of murdered beasts.
George Bernard Shaw
Within thy Grave! Oh no, but on some other flight – Thou only camest to mankind To rend it with Good night
Emily Dickinson
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
George Eliot
Deemest thou laborOnly is earnest?Grave is all beauty,Solemn is joy.
William Watson
We all grow on somebody’s grave.
Mary Augusta Ward
To me the Muses truly gave / An envied and a happy lot: / E’en when I lie within the grave, / I cannot, shall not, be forgot.
[In] death at least there would be one profit; it would no longer be necessary to eat, to drink, to pay taxes, or to [offend] others; and as a man lies in his grave not one year, but hundreds and thousands of years, the profit was enormous. The life of man was, in short, a loss, and only his death a profit.
Anton Chekhov
I want to be alone. I need to touch each stone, face the grave that I have grown. I want to be alone.
Jackson C. Frank
My father used to say, “Superior people never make long visits, have to be shown Longfellows grave, or the glass flowers at Harvard.”
Marianne Moore
The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy’s old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink.
Ann Coulter
I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.
I’m sorry for the anguished hearts that break with passion’s strain, But I’m sorrier for the poor starved souls that never knew love’s pain, Who hunger on through barren years not tasting joys they crave, For sadder far is such a lot than weeping o’er a grave.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Having killed God, the atheist is left with no reason for being, no morality to espouse, no meaning to life, and no hope beyond the grave.
Ravi Zacharias
How do I know you’ll keep your word?” asked Coraline. “I swear it,” said the other mother. “I swear it on my own mother’s grave.” “Does she have a grave?” asked Coraline. “Oh yes,” said the other mother. “I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back.
Neil Gaiman
Rules? Ixion is supposed to be free of rules, yet it seems as strict as Grave in its own way and more…more dangerous.
Marianne de Pierres
By the way, is there anything sadder than toys on a grave?
Fannie Flagg
The more I learn about stuff the more conscious I become of grave gaps in my knowledge.
John Darnielle
I always figure from the cradle to the grave, we all have our individual journeys, and maybe my journey was a positive one and I accomplished certain things without stepping on too many toes.
Robert Duvall
Defeat, my defeat, my deathless courage, You and I shall laugh together with the storm, And together we shall dig graves for all that die in us, and we shall stand in the sun with a will, And we shall be dangerous
Khalil Gibran
For here lies the corner stone of all the injustices done woman, the wrong idea from which all other wrongs proceed. She is not acknowledged as mistress of herself. For her cradle to her grave she is another’s. We do indeed need and demand the other rights of which I have spoken, but let us first obtain OURSELVES.
Ernestine Rose
Happy who in his verse can gently steer, From grave to light, from pleasant to severe.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
I like people like Andre Malraux, Edmund Wilson, Willa Cather, Robert Graves, Erik Erikson, and Francis Steegmuller.
Lee Radziwill
With a heavy heart, I turned and walked away. I knew that as long as I lived I’d never forget the two little graves and the sacred red fern.
Wilson Rawls
As I go into a cemetery I like to think of the time when the dead shall rise from their graves. … Thank God, our friends are not buried; they are only sown!
Dwight L. Moody
There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Immanuel’s Veins. And those plunged beneath that watery grave to drink of His blood will never be the same.
Ted Dekker
I have Graves’ disease and hyperthyroid.
Wendy Williams
Time’s the king of men; he’s both their parent, and he is their grave, and gives them what he will, not what they crave.
William Shakespeare
The apostolic church thought more about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ than about death and heaven. The early Christians were looking, not for a cleft in the ground called a grave but for a cleavage in the sky called Glory.
Alexander MacLaren
I wanted revenge; I wanted to dance on the graves of a few people who made me unhappy. It’s a pretty infantile way to go through life – I’ll show them – but I’ve done it, and I’ve got more than I ever dreamed of.
Anthony Hopkins
Peace We passed their graves: The dead men there, Winners or losers, Did not care. In the dark They could not see Who had gained The victory.
Langston Hughes
Even from my sickbed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel that something is going wrong, I will get up. Those who believe that after I have left the government as prime minister, I will go into a permanent retirement, really should have their heads examined.
Lee Kuan Yew
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Where, indeed. Many a badly stung survivor, faced with the aftermath of some relative’s funeral, has ruefully concluded that the victory has been won hands down by a funeral establishment – in disastrously unequal battle.
Jessica Mitford
And Tragedy should blush as much to stoop To the low mimic follies of a farce, As a grave matron would to dance with girls.
I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realized that I had dug my own grave.
Dominic Cooper
The worst death for anyone is to lose the center of his being, the thing he really is. Retirement is the filthiest word in the language. Whether by choice or by fate, to retire from what you do – and makes you what you are – is to back up into the grave.
Ernest Hemingway
Those [Watergate] tapes are going to take me to my grave with a huge smile on my face.
Ben Bradlee
Lying to a committee is a very grave abuse, and there ought to be a clear punishment.
John Bercow
I suppose you think that persons who are as old as your father and myself are always thinking about very grave things, but I know that we are meditating the same old themes that we did when we were ten years old, only we go more gravely about it.
Henry David Thoreau
The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s convenience.
Tony Abbott
Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave.
Edward Gibbon
Consume more than you need This is the dream Make you pauper Or make you queen I won’t die lonely I’ll have it all prearranged A grave that’s deep and wide enough For me and all my mountains o’things
Tracy Chapman
Things that Shane doesn’t want on his grave: (1.) I thought it wasn’t loaded. (2.) Hand me a match so I can check the gas tank. (3.) Killed over Ice Cream
Rachel Caine
I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it’s not about the ring. It’s a grave thing, getting married.
Gwyneth Paltrow
And so for me there is no sting of death, And so the grave has lost its victory. It is but crossing-with abated breath And white, set face-a little strip of sea To find the loved ones waiting on the shore, More beautiful, more precious than before.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds: And as the mind is pitch’d the ear is pleased With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave; Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touch’d within us, and the heart replies.
William Cowper
She remained both girl and woman to the last day of her life. Under a grave and gentle exterior burned inextinguishable fires of sympathy, energy, devotion, enthusiasm, and absolutely limitless affection.
Mark Twain
You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!
Charles Dickens
One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.
Charlotte Bronte
Amusement allures and deceives us and leads us down imperceptibly in thoughtlessness to the grave
Blaise Pascal
Who’s a prince or beggar in the grave?
Thomas Otway
An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.
Individuals may wear for a time the glory of our institutions, but they carry it not to the grave with them. Like raindrops from heaven, they may pass through the circle of the shining bow and add to its luster; but when they have sunk in the earth again, the proud arch still spans the sky and shines gloriously on.
James A. Garfield
Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
Pleasure represents a great good but also a grave danger.
Philip Yancey
Two children, all alone and no one by,
Holding their tattered frocks, thro’an airy maze
Of motion lightly threaded with nimble feet
Dance sedately; face to face they gaze,
Their eyes shining, grave with a perfect pleasure.
Laurence Binyon
A little time, and thou shalt close thy eyes; and him who has attended thee to thy grave, another soon will lament.
Marcus Aurelius
I want a bedroom near the sky, an astrologer’s cave
Where I can fashion eclogues that are chaste and grave.
John Ashbery
All flesh is grass. and all its glory fades
Like the fair flower dishevell’d in the wind;
Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream;
The man we celebrate must find a tomb,
And we that worship him, ignoble graves.
William Cowper
In the end, we must restore a balance within ourselves between who we are and what we are doing. Each of us must take a greater personal responsibility for this deteriorating global environment; each of us must take a hard look at the habits of mind and action that reflect – and have led to – this grave crisis.
Al Gore
James Parkinson. George Huntington. Robert Graves. John Down. Now this Lou Gehrig fellow of mine. How did men come to monopolize disease names too?
Khaled Hosseini
I was darkly convinced that at age 52 I would kill myself because my mother committed suicide at that age. I was fantasizing that she was waiting for me on the other side of the grave.
Spalding Gray
Death is the only monastery; the tomb is the only cell, and the grave that adjoins the convent is the bitterest mock of its futility.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, ‘Give, give.’
Abigail Adams
The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
Thomas Hobbes
Strike-for your altars and your fires;
Strike-for the green graves of your sires;
God-and your native land!
Fitz-Greene Halleck
Perfect moments, especially when they verge on the sublime have the grave disadvantage of being very short lived, which in fact, being obvious, we would not need to mention were it not that they have a still greater disadvantage, which is that we do not know what to do once they are over.
Jose Saramago
We knew we were talking about spies. I knew he knew I knew. I was digging my own grave.
Christine Keeler
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover either for grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much-cherished aspect of academic freedom.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives of a hell beyond the grave?
Mary Wollstonecraft
An assembly of the states, a court of justice, shows nothing so serious and grave as a table of gamesters playing very high; a melancholy solicitude clouds their looks; envy and rancor agitate their minds while the meeting lasts, without regard to friendship, alliances, birth or distinctions.
Jean de la Bruyere
Many times man lives and dies between his two eternities: that of race and that of Soul… A brief parting from those dear is the worst man has to fear… Though grave diggers’ toil is long… They but thrust their buried men back in the human mind again.
William Butler Yeats
No matter where; of comfort no man speak: Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs; Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth
William Shakespeare
The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come.
John Jewel
The crowning evidence that he lives is not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship. Not a rolled-away stone, but a carried-away church.
Clarence Jordan
Now I know my Redeemer lives. I know my Redeemer lives. Let all creation testify let this life within me cry. I know my Redeemer. He lives to take away my shame. And He lives forever I’ll tproclaim That the payment for my sin was the precious life He gave. But now He’s alive and there’s an empty grave
Nicole C. Mullen
With the tears a Land hath shed. Their graves should ever be green.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
In the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the earth we tread on, Life is every where. Nature lives: every pore is bursting with Life ; every death is only a new birth, every grave a cradle.
George Henry Lewes
Today I would say, ‘I am against plastic surgery.’ It’s a grave act. An act that touches our soul. It was frightening.
Emmanuelle Beart
O harmless Death! whom still the valiant brave,
The wise expect, the sorrowful invite,
And all the good embrace, who know the grave
A short dark passage to eternal light.
William Davenant
The greatness that would make us grave,
Is but an empty thing.
What more than mirth would mortals have?
The cheerful man’s a king.
Isaac Bickerstaffe
Here lies a gentleman bold Who was so very brave He went to lengths untold, And on the brink of the grave Death had on him no hold. By the world he set small store– He frightened it to the core– Yet somehow, by Fate’s plan, Though he’d lived a crazy man, When he died he was sane once more.
Miguel de Cervantes
With a whirl of thought oppressed
I sink from reverie to rest.
An horrid vision seized my head,
I saw the graves give up their dead.
Jonathan Swift
Peace is in the grave. The grave hides all things beautiful and good. I am a God and cannot find it there, Nor would I seek it; for, though dread revenge, This is defeat, fierce king, not victory.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
My pops is doing 120 years, I have friends doing life, I have niggas in the grave.
Bobby Shmurda
If you don’t look like Rupert Graves or Hugh Grant, they’ll have you playing the gardener.
Jared Harris
First I believe it to be a grave mistake to present Christianity as something charming and popular with no offense inn it.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The indignity of it!-
With everything blooming above me,
Lilies, pale-pink cyclamen, roses,
Whole fields lovely and inviolate,-
Me down in the fetor of weeds,
Crawling on all fours,
Alive, in a slippery grave.
Theodore Roethke
A lot of guys I know loved Sex and the City. They’ll take it to their grave, but they watched every episode of it.
Allison Williams
Heart’s-ease is a flower which blooms from the grave of desire.
William Rounseville Alger
Look on the grave where thou must sleep Thy last, and strongest foe; It is endurance not to weep, If that repose seem woe.
Emily Bronte
Beware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way, do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
Humankind has suddenly entered into a brand new relationship with our planet. Unless we quickly and profoundly change the course of our civilization, we face an immediate and grave danger of destroying the worldwide ecological system that sustains life as we know it.
Al Gore
You know it’s always funny – the more legend awards you get, the closer you get to the grave, I guess, i am going full strength right now so it’s great to get these while you’re alive, I’d hate to get them after you’re dead.
Alice Cooper
Like Patience gazing on kings’ graves, and smiling
Extremity out of act.
William Shakespeare
Even cities have their graves!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[Matrimony] is the grave of love.
Giacomo Casanova
From the cradle to the grave is a school, so if what we call problems are lessons, we see life differently.
Facundo Cabral
The Universe forces those who live in it to understand it. Those creatures who find everyday experience a muddled jumble of events with no predictability, no regularity, are in grave peril. The Universe belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.
Carl Sagan
I was known as the chief grave robber of my state.
Dan Quayle
I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances – from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
And so the Word had breath, and wrought With human hands the creed of creeds In loveliness of perfect deeds, More strong than all poetic thoughts; Which he may read that binds the sheaf, Or builds the house, or digs the grave, And those wild eyes that watch the waves In roarings round the coral reef.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I shall soon be laid in the quiet grave–thank God for the quiet grave–O! I can feel the cold earth upon me–the daisies growing over me–O for this quiet–it will be my first.
John Keats
Any place, then, can become a cemetery. All it takes is your body. It’s not fair, I think, and I get this petulant wish for ugly flowers and mourners, my mother’s old familiar grief. Somebody I love to tend my future grave. Probably this is the wrong thing to be wishing for.
Karen Russell
Nothing is ever truly gone… Not for me, nor for any human being. We can only go forward, unless we are guests in some enchantment that is not is ours. We are condemned to an endless present, and we can never go back-the source of all our joy, and all our sorrow.” -Hem at Zelika’s grave
Alison Croggon
Some months after [Keith Alexander] made that statement [Edward Snowden cause grave and irrevocable harm to the nation], the new director of the NSA, Michael Rogers, said that, in fact, he doesn’t see the sky falling. It’s not so serious after all.
Edward Snowden
Blows the wind to-day, and the sun and the rain are flying,
Blows the wind on the moors to-day and now,
Where about the graves of the martyrs the whaups are crying,
My heart remembers how!
Robert Louis Stevenson
He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.
Matthew Henry
I wouldn’t give one iota to make a trip from the cradle to the grave unless I could live in a competitive world.
Adolph Rupp
…he will go to his grave feeling cheated, never realizing that there isn’t much difference between one woman and the other, that it is the loving that creates the difference.
Shulamith Firestone
Sometimes it feels as if everything in life is just something we haul into the grave.
Douglas Coupland
I know that after my death a pile of rubbish will be heaped on my grave, but the wind of History will sooner or later sweep it away without mercy.
Joseph Stalin
Someone is digging your grave right now.
Richard Siken
Women carry a beautiful hand with them to the grave, when a beautiful face has long ago vanished.
Benjamin Disraeli
We are not free, it was not intended we should be. A book of rules is placed in our cradle, and we never get rid of it until we reach our graves. Then we are free, and only then.
E. W. Howe
The Negroes are facing the alternative of rising in the sphere of production to supply their proportion of the manufacturers and merchants or of going down to the graves of paupers.
Carter G. Woodson
Orthodoxy is the grave of intelligence, no matter what orthodoxy it may be.
Bertrand Russell
I think the American people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. The times are too grave, the challenge too urgent, and the stakes too high – to permit the customary passions of political debate.
John F. Kennedy
Division within a Christian community is a very grave sin; it is the work of the devil.
Pope Francis
Cold inthe earthand the deepsnow piled abovethee, Far, far, removed, cold in the dreary grave! Have I forgot, my only Love, to love thee, Severed at last byTime’s all-serving wave?
Emily Bronte
Everything that occurs in the temple is uplifting and ennobling. It speaks of life here and life beyond the grave. It speaks of the importance of the individual as a child of God. It speaks of the importance of the family and the eternity of the marriage relationship.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Place a beehive on my grave And let the honey soak through. When I’m dead and gone, That’s what I want from you. The streets of heaven are gold and sunny, But I’ll stick with my plot and a pot of honey. Place a beehive on my grave And let the honey soak through.
Sue Monk Kidd
Those who love not their fellow-beings live unfruitful lives, and prepare for their old age a miserable grave.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Life treads on life, and heart on heart; We press too close in church and mart To keep a dream or grave apart.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I like to think of poetry as statements made on the way to the grave.
Dylan Thomas
She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and oh The difference to me!
William Wordsworth
The left promises abortion rights and cradle to the grave protection, so the trick is to make it to the cradle.
Dennis Miller
How! leap into the pit our life to save?
To save our life leap all into the grave.
William Cowper
The way to really live is to die. The passport to living is to imagine yourself in your grave. Imagine you’re lying in your coffin….Now look at your problems from that viewpoint. Changes everything, doesn’t it?
Anthony de Mello
There have been hours in my unhappy life, many of them, when the contemplation of death as the end of earthly sorrow – of the grave as a resting place for the tired and worn out body – has been pleasant to dwell upon.
Solomon Northup
I was born to give the white man hell, and I will give him hell from the cradle to the grave.
Khalid Abdul Muhammad
The ruling family in Kuwait is good at blackmail, exploitation, and destruction of their opponents. They had perpetuated a grave U.S. conspiracy against us…. stabbing Iraq in the back with a poisoned dagger.
Saddam Hussein
Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.… If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.
Blake Mycoskie
Often life asks much of you, and you either honor life by answering with all your heart, or you cower your way into your grave.
James Rollins
The first grave. Now we’re getting someplace. Houses and children and graves, that’s home, Tom. Those are the things that hold a man down.
John Steinbeck
Nor has he lived in vain, who from his cradle to his grave has passed his life in seclusion.
If so men’s memories not a monument be,
None shalt thou have. Warm hearts, and not cold stone,
Must mark thy grave, or thou shalt lie, unknown.
Marbles keep not themselves; how then, keep thee?
John Vance Cheney
Whatever else I do before finally I go to my grave, I hope it will not be looking after young people.
John Thorn
O heart, and mind, and thoughts! what thing do you Hope to inherit in the grave below?
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Woman, last at the cross, and earliest at the grave.
Eaton Stannard Barrett
I’ve been accused of bad taste, and I’ll go down to my grave accused of it and always by the same people, the ones who eat in restaurants that reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Lenny Bruce
January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps — but, O ye hours! Follow with May’s fairest flowers.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Our rash faults
Make trivial price of serious thing we have,
Not knowing them until we know their grave.
William Shakespeare
I shall die reading; since my book and a grave are so near.
John Donne
Peace is a certificate you get in the grave.
Peter Tosh
I know how people are, with their habits of mind. Most will sail through from cradle to grave with a conscience clean as snow…I know people. Most have no earthly notion of the price of a snow-white conscience.
Barbara Kingsolver
I may be biased, but I think jackals are cute and cuddly, even if they were known for digging up graves in Ancient Egypt.
Rick Riordan
When Brahms is in extra good spirits, he sings, “The grave is my joy”.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Lord, it’s one kind favor I’ll ask of you. See that my grave is kept clean.
Blind Lemon Jefferson
The wicked man, when he dies, is driven to his grave, but the Christian comes to his grave.
Charles Spurgeon
Light inspires me. I’m drawn to architecture, often graves, statues, trees – things usually that are quite still. I’ve been taking pictures continuously since 1995 until the end of Polaroid film. I’m taking very few pictures nowadays because I have very little film left, most of it expired.
Patti Smith
Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept – and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.
Jean Paul
There’ll be plenty of time to rest in the grave.
Paul Erdos
The temple of fame stands upon the grave: the flame that burns upon its altars is kindled from the ashes of great men.
William Hazlitt
The lively phraseology of Montesquieu was the result of long meditation. His words, as light as wings, bear on them grave reflections.
Joseph Joubert
I have heard it said that as we keep our birthdays when we are alive, so the ghosts of dead people, who are not easy in their graves, keep the day they died upon.
Charles Dickens
When we find ouselves in some grave danger we must not lose courage but firmly trust in God, for where there is the greatest danger, there is also the greatest help from Him who wants to be called our ‘Help’ in times of peace and in times of tribulation.
While politicians, clergy, creators of advertisements, and other worthies assert stoutly that the family is the foundation of society, the nuclear family, as an institution, is currently in grave trouble.
Jane Jacobs
I don’t know as I am fit for anything and I have thought that I could wish to die young and let the remembrance of me and my faults perish in the grave rather than live, as I fear I do, a trouble to everyone…. Sometimes I could not sleep and have groaned and cried till midnight.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Nirvana is the utter extinction of all that is base in us, all that is vicious in us. Nirvana is not like the black, dead peace of the grave, but the living peace, the living happiness of a soul which is conscious of itself and conscious of having found its own abode in the heart of the Eternal.
Mahatma Gandhi
And I hope that you die
And your death’ll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I’ll watch while you’re lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I’ll stand o’er your grave
‘Til I’m sure that you’re dead
Bob Dylan
What’s the trick? There are three of them: A sense of real purpose, a sense of humor, and a sense of constant curiosity. Keep using those to the grave because learning really never ends.
Liz Carpenter
The bodies of those that made such a noise and tumult when alive, when dead, lie as quietly among the graves of their neighbors as any others.
Jonathan Edwards
I prefer to be in the grave in Colombia than in a jail cell in the United States.
Pablo Escobar
The beautiful uncut hair of graves.
Walt Whitman
It was months later when I was sitting at the board in my studio and my wife would stick her head in and say, “What if you did Pooh and…oh, we don’t do that anymore.” I do have my soapbox and will go to my grave being a Disney company man.
Mike Royer
A Seer’s moon, a Siren’s tears, Nineteen Mortal, Wayward fears, Incubus graves and Caster rivers, The Final Page the End delivers.
Kami Garcia
If there really is such a thing as turning in one’s grave, Shakespeare must get a lot of exercise.
George Orwell
… the introduction of the doctrine of polygamy was the first time in my life that I desired the grave, and I could hardly get over it for a long time. And when I saw a funeral, I felt to envy the corpse its situation.
Brigham Young
Every time I think that I’m getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
Elvis Presley
I suspect that the framers of the Bill of Rights have long since rolled over in their graves.
Jay Parini
There is no more foul or relentless enemy of man in the occult world than this dead-alive creature spewed up from the grave.
Guy Endore
I’d vowed years ago to go to the grave the same way I’d been born, just a lot more wrinkly.
Karen Marie Moning
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Francis Bacon
He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.
George R. R. Martin
Sometimes all you’ve accomplished by the end of the day is to have maneuvered your body through space without grave incident.
Hilary Thayer Hamann
When the body escaped mutilation, seldom did the heart go to the grave unscarred.
Virginia Woolf
Were my smile not submerged in my countenance, / I should suspend it over her grave.
Else Lasker-Schuler
That which the French proverb hath of sickness is true of all evils, that they come on horseback, and go away on foot; we have often seen a sudden fall or one meal’s surfeit hath stuck by many to their graves; whereas pleasures come like oxen, slow, and heavily, and go away like post-horses, upon the spur.
Joseph Hall
The grave and the image are equally links with the irrecoverable and symbols for the unimaginable.
C. S. Lewis
Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal–as we are!
Charlotte Bronte
Lying is before you and the grave is in front of you.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
“There is no God,” the foolish saith, But none, “There is no sorrow.” And nature oft the cry of faith In bitter need will borrow: Eyes which the preacher could not school, By wayside graves are raised; And lips say, “God be pitiful,” Who ne’er said, “God be praised.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
That is the problem with age and wisdom—it merely shows you how helpless you are. The wiser you become, the more you learn to keep your mouth shut, until eventually the grave silences you forever.
Bill Bonner
I went back to those graves not long afterward and found as I stood there that sadness was a very heavy thing. My body weighed twice what it had only a moment earlier, as if those graves were pulling me down toward them.
Arthur Golden
Steel True, Blade Straight *In 1955, Doyle’s family sold Windlesham, which was turned into a hotel. The bodies of Conan Doyle and his wife, Jean, were moved to a grave at Minstead Churchyard, Hampshire.
Arthur Conan Doyle
We live, we die, and like the grass and trees, renew ourselves from the soft earth of the grave. Stones crumble and decay, faiths grow old and they are forgotten, but new beliefs are born. The faith of the villages is dust now… but it will grow again… like the trees.
Chief Joseph
Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up.
Lee Kuan Yew
We all have a cradle-to-the-grave journey to make and, in between, what do you do? There’s got to be something hereafter.
Robert Duvall
A man’s love for his native land lies deeper than any logical expression, among those pulses of the heart which vibrate to the sanctities of home, and to the thoughts which leap up from his father’s graves.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself.
Jodi Picoult
In time of grave public crisis, one must have the courage to face a million and one opponents.
Gichin Funakoshi
Jump into an open grave? What kind of idiot are you?” Butters replied. “I might as well put on a red shirt and volunteer for the away team. There’s snow and ice and slippery mud down there. That’s like asking for an ironically broken neck.
Jim Butcher
You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide.
Jeaniene Frost
Will you walk out of the air, my lord? HAMLET Into my grave.
William Shakespeare
Up from the grave He arose, with a mighty triumph o’er his foes. He arose the victor from the dark domain and He lives forever with his saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah..,Ch rist arose!
Robert Lowry
If you look at films about becoming a man, coming-of-age movies are made with 12-, 16-, 40-, 50-year-olds… For a guy to feel like hes a 100 percent grown-up is almost like giving up. Like admitting that youre on your way into the grave.
Kevin Bacon
If I should die, and you should choose to carry on my work, you are welcome to visit my grave. Pour some water on it and shout three times. I want to hear your voice.
Malalai Joya
Smoking dope and hanging up Che’s picture is no more a commitment than drinking milk and collecting postage stamps. A revolution in consciousness is an empty high without a revolution in the distribution of power. We are not interested in the greening of Amerika except for the grass that will cover its grave.
Abbie Hoffman
Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
Janos Kadar
The grave is but the threshold of eternity. What a world were this, how unendurable its weight, If they whom death hath sundered, did not meet again!
Robert Southey
Love seems to survive life, and to reach beyond it. I think we take it with us past the grave. Do we not still give it to those who have left us? May we not hope that they feel it for us, and that we shall leave it here in one or two fond bosoms, when we also are gone?
William Makepeace Thackeray
I gazed upon the glorious sky
And the green mountains round,
And thought that when I came to lie
At rest within the ground,
‘Twere pleasant, that in flowery June
When brooks send up a cheerful tune,
And groves a joyous sound,
The sexton’s hand, my grave to make,
The rich, green mountain-turf should break.
William C. Bryant
While friends and lovers mourn your silly grave, I have other uses for you, darling. I love the dead.
Alice Cooper
For table-talk, I prefer the pleasant and witty before the learned and the grave; in bed, beauty before goodness.
Michel de Montaigne
Happy the poet who with ease can steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.
[Lat., Heureux qui, dans ses vers, sait d’une voix legere
Passer du grave au doux, du plaisant au severe.]
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Every couple I know has side-by-side grave plots, but when we do it we’re the biggest weirdos on the block.
Billy Bob Thornton
We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.
Tryon Edwards
Have you ever been bitten by an elephant? How about a mosquito? It’s the little things in life that will bite you. For most of us, it’s the frequent, small and seemingly inconsequential choices that are of grave concern.
Darren Hardy
All men are free and equal in the grave, if it comes to that.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The grave’s a fine and quiet place but none I think do finish their books from there.
Ursula Nordstrom
The treasures of Cathay were never found.
In this America, this wilderness
Where the axe echoes with a lonely sound,
The generations labor to possess
And grave by grave we civilize the ground.
Louis Simpson
Graves they say are warm’d by glory;
Foolish words and empty story.
Heinrich Heine
It is also the fate of leadership to be misunderstood. It is a grave error for any leader to be oversensitive in the face of criticism, to conduct discussions as if he or she is a schoolmaster talking to less informed and inexperienced learners.
Nelson Mandela
Life … is only heavy and none else; there is only the one trip, all heavy. Heavy that leads to the grave. For everyone and everything.
Philip K. Dick
Now I’m not making love to anyone’s wishes,
Only for that light I see
‘Cause when I’m dead and lowered low in my grave,
That’s gonna be the only thing that’s left of me.
Cat Stevens
Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.
John Ruskin
Each Fall the graves of my grandfathers call me, the brown
hills and red gullies of mississippi send out their electric
messages, galvanizing my genes.
Etheridge Knight
Courage is no good:
It means not scaring others. Being brave
Lets no one off the grave.
Death is no different whined at than withstood.
Philip Larkin
Having been an actor and a writer for so long – 20 years or so – I felt that it would be daft to go to one’s grave without having directed. It’s a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
Stephen Fry
Now, girls, if you want to observe a young man hustle out after a pick and shovel, just tell him that your heart is in some other fellow’s grave. Young men are grave-robbers by nature.
O. Henry
There is a magic power in your own hands. Take your vital decisions-they may be grave and momentous and far-reaching in their consequences. Think a hundred times before you take any decision, but once a decision is taken, stand by it as one man.
Fatima Jinnah
At night I closed my eyes and saw my bones threading the mud of my grave.
Jack Kerouac
Wealth remains behind on earth while ibadaah accompanies you into the grave.
How prudently most men creep into nameless graves, while now and then one or two forget themselves into immortality.
Wendell Phillips
We made in those days tiny identical rooms inside our bodies which the men who uncover our graves will find in a thousand years shining and whole.
Donald Hall
Premature development of the powers of both mind and body leads to an early grave.
John Quinton
Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.
Henry Adams
The one who pursues revenge should dig two graves.
Allen C. Guelzo
If I have taken the word, by any reason, it has been because I think it is grave to kill men, under the pretext that they are mistaken on the interpretation of some point, for we know that even the chosen ones are not exempt from sometimes being wrong.
Michael Servetus
If it were not for guests all houses would be graves.
Khalil Gibran
A cross between a foreign legion boot-camp and a secret-society initiation ritual, the ordeals were grounded in pain. One thing was obvious: the agenda, which was dedicated to grave discomfort, had been drawn up by a passionate sadist.
Tahir Shah
I was thinking of my father’s family. I can find their graves, but not that much about them. They didn’t do anything notable enough to be in the records of newspapers.
Daniel Woodrell
If I lie down on my bed I must be here,
But if I lie down in my grave I may be elsewhere.
Stevie Smith
Sweet rose, whose hue, angry and brave, Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye, Thy root is even in the grave, And thou must die.
George Herbert
When a woman feels the first grip of her child’s dependence upon her, she has forever lost her freedom. If the child dies, a grave shackles her soul through life. If the child lives, the welfare of that child keeps perpetually between her and the sun.
Alice Moore Hubbard
He who shall teach the child to doubtThe rotting grave shall ne’er get out.
William Blake
The Founding Fathers and our fathers are rolling over in their graves as this great country voluntarily abandons its dreams of equal opportunity, achievement and prosperity and sows the seeds of its own destruction.
David Limbaugh
The Land of Faery, Where nobody gets old and godly and grave, Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
William Butler Yeats
Memorial Day will be celebrated … by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers on future Memorial Days. The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication. To peace, to defiance of governments.
Howard Zinn
There’s a saying in Africa: To find out you are pregnant is to have one foot in the grave.
Liya Kebede
And either victory, or else a grave.
William Shakespeare
Obstinacy and dogmatism are the surest signs of stupidity. Is there anything more confident, resolute, disdainful, grave and serious than an ass?
Michel de Montaigne
Glad tidings to the one who leaves the world before it leaves him, prepares for his grave before he enters it, and pleases his Lord before he meets Him.
Yahya ibn Mu’adh al-Razi
Our relations with Iran have witnessed grave crises because of the policies of successive regimes in Iran which have considered Iraq and the Arab homeland, particularly the Arab Gulf area, as a sphere for domination and influence.
Saddam Hussein
The worst job I ever had was as a forensicologist for the United Nations. One time I thought I’d come across the mass grave of a thousand snowmen, but it turns out it was just a field of carrots.
Milton Jones
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers… clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
George Catlin
With the “civilized” person contentment is a myth. From the cradle to the grave they are forever longing and striving after something better, an indefinable something, some new object yet unattained.
William Matthews
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!
Thomas William Parsons
If the common man in the past had a grave respect for property, it may conceivably have been because he sometimes had some of his own.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Love is the only possession which we can carry with us beyond the grave.
Suzanne Curchod
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
Charles Baudelaire
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Start her, now; give ’em the long and strong stroke, Tashtego. Start her, Tash, my boy-start her, all; but keep cool, keep cool-cucumbers is the word-easy, easy-only start her like grim death and grinning devils, and raise the buried dead perpendicular out of their graves, boys-that’s all. Start her!
Herman Melville
I want a big 25-foot pink statue that holds my grave. Or I also might like the way the Indians did it. They hang you up on the top of a tree and the birds eat you. No, really I would probably choose cremating.
Jack Nicholson
Times are changed with him who marries; there are no more by-path meadows, where you may innocently linger, but the road lies long and straight and dusty to the grave. Idleness, which is often becoming and even wise in the bachelor, begins to wear a different aspect when you have a wife to support.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Iran’s continued drive to develop nuclear capabilities, including troubling enrichment activities and past work on weaponization documented by the IAEA, and its continued support to groups like Hezbollah, Hamas and other terrorist organizations make clear that the regime in Tehran is a very grave threat to all of us.
Leon Panetta
It is the right to bear arms which is the problem. I think if the Founding Fathers knew what was happening they would be turning in their graves with embarrassment at how that law has been interpreted.
Liam Neeson
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
John Lothrop Motley
Maybe when I get in the grave, things will be beautiful.
Charles Bukowski
The theist can only find meaning by leaving this life for a transcendental world beyond the grave. The human world as he finds it is empty of ‘ultimate purpose’ and hence meaningless. Theism thus is an attempt to escape from the human condition; it is a pathetic deceit.
Paul Kurtz
The human animal dances wildest on the edge of the grave.
Rita Mae Brown
I think we go to our graves being a bit weird.
David MacKenzie
Joy comes and goes, hope ebbs and flows
Like the wave;
Change doth unknit the tranquil strength of men.
Love tends life a little grace,
A few sad smiles; and then,
Both are laid in one cold place,
In the grave.
Matthew Arnold
I have had vegan Thanksgiving of tofurkey and soy gravy. And it’s not to say that Thanksgiving will ever justify the genocide of the Native Americans. But vegan Thanksgiving – that’s just spitting on the graves, isn’t it?
Hari Kondabolu
Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself in all cases as the ages and generations which preceded it. The vanity and presumption of governing beyond the grave is the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies.
Thomas Paine
Count each affliction, whether light or grave, God’s messenger sent down to thee.
Aubrey Thomas de Vere
The grave unites; where e’en the great find rest, And blended lie th’ oppressor and th’ oppressed!
Alexander Pope
Love is cruel as the grave.
The moment is ripe for an experienced businessman to talk practical, prudent economics to the electorate – which is why Mitt Romney’s political fortunes are steadily being resurrected from the grave.
Camille Paglia
You can fix it as soon as you get up – you brush and use mouthwash – but there’s something about knowing you woke up with hot-mothball mouth that makes you feel old. I think God designed our mouths to die first to help us slowly transition to the grave.
Tina Fey
We know they took their look very seriously – tweezers and combs were found in Viking graves. The warriors would file their teeth down to make them pointy, use kohl to make their eyes look darker, and red pigment on their teeth to make them look bloody.
Alexander Dreymon
Obstinacy and heat in argument are surest proofs of folly. Is there anything so stubborn, obstinate, disdainful, contemplative, grave, or serious, as an ass?
Michel de Montaigne
Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
After carrying and collecting like the ant, Enjoy-before the grave worm devours thee.
Bill Vaughan
The tyrant custom, most grave senators,
Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war
My thrice-driven bed of down.
William Shakespeare
My heart is its own grave!
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
I look through the grave into heaven.
Theodore Parker
Leave not a foot of verse, a foot of stone, A Page, a Grave, that they can call their own; But spread, my sons, your glory thin or thick, On passive paper, or on solid brick.
Alexander Pope
If you look at ISIS, General MacArthur, and General Patton, they’re spinning in their graves.
Donald Trump
Morality only is eternal. All the rest is balloon and bubble from the cradle to the grave.
David McCullough
[T]he cradle is shallower than the grave.
Georges Bernanos
What does our generation owe to generations yet unborn? …there is an order in the universe which must be respected, and… the human person, endowed with the capability of choosing freely, has a grave responsibility to preserve this order for the well-being of future generations.
Pope John Paul II
My wife had a go at me last night. She said, Youll drive me to my grave. I had the car out in thirty seconds.
Tommy Cooper
The temple of silence and reconciliation.
Thomas B. Macaulay
I am very comfortable with conflict, be it of the legal or mortal kind. My father was a mediator, a bridge maker. I am a grave maker.
J.R. Ward
If life is not real, life is not earnest, and the grave is its goal, perhaps it’s ridiculous t otake ourselves so seriously.
Thomas Nagel
Don’t worry about me,” I finally said. “Really. I’m more worried about you.” And even more worried about where Graves is. “Are you?” A fey smile lit his face, and I caught my breath. It was a shock to see him look so happy. “Well, then.
Lilith Saintcrow
The mocker will not have the last laugh. You see, dancing on the grave of an extinguished Christianity is farcical at best. Because the grave is empty. And the one who knows the way out of the grave sits in the heavens and laughs.
Ravi Zacharias
Be not with honor’s gilded baits beguil’d,
Nor think ambition wise, because ’tis brave;
For though we like it, as a forward child,
‘Tis so unsound, her cradle is the grave.
William Davenant
I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn’t exist.
Berkeley Breathed
Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.
Herman Melville
That story placed man above the animals, until man’s fall at Eve’s hand, and linked humans to God himself, fashioned in his image. But now the black wolf was telling the girl a grave secret. That man was an animal too.
David Clement-Davies
The paths of glory at least lead to the Grave, but the paths of duty may not get you Anywhere.
James Thurber
In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.
Oscar Wilde
My body is full of graves. A sepulcher is dug up, and a young girl comes out of it with her dusty hands in tears. A lady who is a young girl and an old girl at the same time feels the presence of the young girl. I feel that the 15-year-old me and the 50-year-old me come out of the sepulcher through an illegal excavation.
Kim Hyesoon
Young players expose themselves to grave risks when they blindly imitate the innovations of masters without themselves first checking all the details and consequences of these innovations.
Alexander Alekhine
That’s wisdom you can take to the grave, and dig up when you need it!
Neal Shusterman
We are the living graves of murdered beasts, slaughtered to satisfy our appetites. How can we hope in this world to attain the peace we say we are so anxious for?
George Bernard Shaw
The customer is always right! John Wanamaker must be turning in his grave. If you’re a customer today, you’re an intruder.
Cleveland Amory
God himself took a day to rest in, and a good man’s grave is his Sabbath.
John Donne
Tis the night – the night
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they – it is they.
Arthur Cleveland Coxe
Quiet through the grave go I; or else beneath the graves I lie
Lauren Oliver
I’ll always have the memories of guys I lost in Vietnam. And I’ve lost friends since the war, but I’ll always have the memories. The riches are great, but riches aren’t everything, because when you go you can only take your memories and your word and your honor to the grave with you.
Michael E. Thornton
What kind of living will it be when you – Oh, God! Would you like to live with your soul in the grave?
Emily Bronte
Sometimes I wonder what my grandfather would think of what I do, he spent his whole life in the kebab business, was buried with all his equipment, probably turning in his grave.
Milton Jones
If you still persist in writing, “Good food at it’s best”, you deserve to be struck by lightning, hacked up on the spot and buried in an unmarked grave.
Lynne Truss
The perception of the West as mostly a “knight of democracy” has been replaced with the disappointed belief that pragmatism, often cynical and selfish, lies at the core of Western policies. For many Russians it was a grave disillusion, a crushing of ideals.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
While I live, no rich or noble knave shall walk the world in credit to his grave.
Alexander Pope
It stands to reason that if we direct all our efforts towards reaching a goal, we stand in grave danger of losing everything on which we have based our daily activities. For when a goal is superimposed on an activity instead of evolving out of it, we often feel cheated when we reach it.
Viola Spolin
A comfortable, convenient life is not a real life – the more comfortable, the less alive. The most comfortable life is in the grave.
I don’t find life unbearably grave. I find it almost intolerably frivolous.
Sebastian Faulks
There are disappointments which wring us, and there are those which inflict a wound whose mark we bear to our graves. Such are so keen that no future gratification of the same desire can ever obliterate them: they become registered as a permanent loss of happiness.
Thomas Hardy
Now you’re selling out, the devil sold a dream and you bought it without thinking about. How the beast will decrease the brain wave, with material thoughts from the crib to the grave.
Kool Moe Dee
Did you see that? Buffy just staked that poor vampire. He had yet to even do anything untowared, he just crawled out of his grave and she staked him. That is just not right. She is taking out her problems with that Angel fellow on a vampire, that is what she is doing.
Lynsay Sands
If thou hast no inferiors, have patience awhile, and thou shalt have no superiors. The grave requires no marshal.
Francis Quarles
To make mistakes is natural, but to go to one’s grave without having understood them is to make life a pointless exercise.
Susanna Tamaro
The cradle of the future is the grave of the past.
Franz Grillparzer
Brenna’s eyes widened. Raising a hand, she brushed his hair gently off his forehead. “Why do I keep telling you things I swore I’d take to my grave?” The contact shot electricity through his nerves. “Because you know I’ll always be your shield against the nightmares.
Nalini Singh
I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals.
Albert Einstein
Let no Christian therefore, whether philosopher or theologian, embrace eagerly and lightly whatever novelty happens to be thought up from day to day, but rather let him weigh it with painstaking care and a balanced judgment, lest he lose or corrupt the truth he already has, with grave danger and damage to his faith.
Pope Pius XII
Fame is an undertaker that pays but little attention to the living, but bedizens the dead, furnishes out their funerals, and follows them to the grave
Charles Caleb Colton
Taking into account these distinctions, in harmony with the Magisterium of my Predecessors[81] and in communion with the Bishops of the Catholic Church, I confirm that euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person.
Pope John Paul II
We take nothing to the grave with us, but a good or evil conscience… It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again.
Samuel Rutherford
…he who goes down to the grave does not return.
In time of this grave national danger, when all excess income should go to win the war, no American citizen ought to have a net income, after he has paid his taxes, of more than $25,000 a year.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Back in 1983, quarterback Tommy Kramer got hurt and the Minnesota Vikings traded for me. The plan was for me to play, but I got something called Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder, and wound up on injured reserve.
Archie Manning
As the cleansing ocean closes over bin Laden’s carcass, may the earth lie lightly on the countless graves of those he sentenced without compunction to be burned alive or dismembered in the street.
Christopher Hitchens
Solitude, seeming a sanctuary, proves a grave; a sepulchre in which the living lie, where all good qualities grow sick and die
William Cowper
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Francis Bacon
I think Ill take my record of 13 goals to the grave.
Just Fontaine
The same power that stopped the sun and raised Christ from the grave lives in every believer!
Steven Furtick
Leisure without study is death, and the grave of a living man.
Seneca the Younger
Matters of the heart are important to me. All this materialism and all the money and wealth are things that you don’t take to the grave. One day you have it. The next day you don’t.
Shari Arison
Someone did us all a grave injustice by implying that mourning has a distinct beginning, middle, and end.
Hope Edelman
I would that I were low laid in my grave.
I am not worth this coil that’s made for me.
William Shakespeare
Don’t want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon grave yard.
Paul Simon
Earth laughs in flowers to see her boastful boys Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs; Who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet Clear of the grave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the deepest slumber-no! In delirium-no! In a swoon-no! In death-no! even in the grave all is not lost.
Edgar Allan Poe
There are times to kill and times not to kill. Please bear this in
mind with grave consideration.
Masaaki Hatsumi
The only faults considered grave are the following: not respecting the rights of one’s neighbor, letting oneself be paralyzed by fear, feeling guilty, thinking one does not deserve the good and bad which occurs in life, and being a coward.
Paulo Coelho
I see is that there are many people who destroy their marriages because of one-night stands with someone else. And as the French say, “C’est ne pas grave.” It’s not something easy to swallow, but at the same time, it does not justify you to end a long-lasting relationship because something happened.
Paulo Coelho
We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world.
Paul Cellucci
You have to see the stories [The New York Times] have written, it’s one after another, after another, and facts mean nothing, third-rate journalism. The great editors of the past from the New York Times and others, ladies and gentlemen, are spinning in their grave.
Donald Trump
We shall see our friends again. We can lay them in the grave; we know they are safe with God.
Matthew Simpson
You see, death is not the grave as many people think. It is another phenomenized form of life.
Edgar Cayce
I stepped out of my grave and into my life again.
Aron Ralston
Then sail, my fine lady, on the billowing wave – The water below is as dark as the grave, And maybe you’ll sink in your little blue boat – It’s hope, and hope only, that keeps us afloat
Margaret Atwood
May you live to see the green grass growing over your grave.
Frank R. Stockton
I want to go to my grave a free man. Surviving against giants-that’s victory.
Todd McFarlane
There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu, There’s a little marble cross below the town, There’s a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew, And the yellow god forever gazes down.
J. Milton Hayes
All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger. It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.
Gerald Durrell
For men were born to pray and save:
Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone,
It’s with O’Leary in the grave.
William Butler Yeats
Colombians! My last wish is for the happiness of the patria. If my death contributes to the end of partisanship and the consolidation of the union, I shall be lowered in peace into my grave.
Simon Bolivar
Corey Graves – he’s thrown jabs at me; I’ve thrown jabs back, you know? And you know, the thing is, Corey Graves, of course, yeah, he’s a college educated young man. His vernacular is a little different than mine.
Booker T
We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
Jan Egeland
Bring me an axe and spade,
Bring me a winding-sheet;
When I my grave have made
Let winds and tempests beat:
Then down I’ll lie as cold as clay.
True love doth pass away!
William Blake
To have found you is a dear happiness; and to be Apollo’s son is beyond all my hopes; but there is something I want to say to you alone. Come; this is a private matter between us two – anything you tell me shall be as secret as the grave.
Beauty imposes reverence in the Spring, Grave as the urge within the honeybuds, It wounds us as we sing. Beauty is joy that stays not overlong. Clad in the magic of sincerities, It rides up in a song. Beauty imposes chastenings on the heart, Grave as the birds in last solemnities Assembling to depart.
Shaw Neilson
Those who talk of the bible as a monument of English prose are merely admiring it as a monument over the grave of Christianity.
T. S. Eliot
How earthy old people become –moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets.
Henry David Thoreau
Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave – and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.
Alice Childress
For nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Charles Dickens
Ah, sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun, Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller’s journey is done; Where the youth pined away with desire And the pale virgin shrouded in snow Arise from their graves, and aspire Where my sunflower wishes to go.
William Blake
Probably no strychnine has sent as many husbands into their graves as mealtime scolding has, and nothing has driven more men into the arms of other women as the sound of a shrill whine at table.
M. F. K. Fisher
The appalling details of the campaign of intimidation – which include grave-robbing – show the depths to which the animal extremists are prepared to stoop.
Tony Blair
Why not rise from the grave and terrorize a little instead of staying buried and dead in the cemetery?
Daniel Handler
The great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We kill everybody, my dear. Some with bullets, some with words, and everybody with our deeds. We drive people into their graves, and neither see it nor feel it.
Maxim Gorky
give the man of color an equal opportunity with the white, from the cradle to manhood, and from manhood to the grave, and you would discover the dignified statesman, the man of science, and the philosopher.
Maria W. Stewart
Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave.
Saint John Chrysostom
I literally want to work until I’m in the grave.
KaDee Strickland
When the leaves fall, the whole earth is a cemetery pleasant to walk in. I love to wander and muse over them in their graves. Here are no lying nor vain epitaphs.
Henry David Thoreau
I must keep on rowing, not until I reach port but until I reach my grave.
Madame de Stael
But you cannot expect every writer to dwell on human suffering. I think my books do deal with grave issues. People who say they are too positive probably havent read them.
Alexander McCall Smith
If you read our Founding Fathers, people like Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson – what we’re doing now in this country is making them roll over in their graves.
Rick Santelli
So as grave and learned men may doubt, without any imputation to them; for the most learned doubteth most, and the more ignorant for the most part are the more bold and peremptory.
Edward Coke
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one – they show one another off to the best advantage.
William Hazlitt
Old Time, who changes all below, To wean men gently for the grave.
Caroline Norton
Love: a grave mental disease.
Things aren’t what they used to be’ is the rallying cry of small minds. When men say things used to be better, they invariably mean they were better for them, because they were young, and had all their hopes intact. The world is bound to look a darker place as you slide into the grave.
Joe Abercrombie
neither poems nor prose just a length of rope just the wet earth — that’s the way home. neither vodka nor bread just bursts of rage just more new graves — that’s youth and that’s love. neither sleep nor waking neither joy nor laughter just tears in the night — so the rope, paper, knife.
Tadeusz Borowski
That the government’s power under the Taft-Hartley Act to stop a strike by injunction so clearly strengthens the hand of the employer-even though it is used only when a strike threatens
the national health, welfare, or safety-is a grave blemish and explains much of union resistance to the Act.
Peter Drucker
The grave Is but the threshold of eternity.
Robert Southey
All that grave weight of America Cancelled! Like Greece and Rome. The future in ruins!
Louis Simpson
London is like the grave in one respect — any man can make himself at home there; and whenever a man finds himself homeless elsewhere, he had better either die or go to London.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
How nice it would be to be dead if only we could know we were dead. That is what I hate, the not being able to turn round in the grave and to say It is over.
Edward Thomas
The urge to move is natural and understandable. As will be the case throughout your life, no matter how long or brief, the choice is, in the end, yours. Simply bear in mind that most every choice will have consequences, and in this instance those consequences would likely be quite grave.
Ron Currie Jr.
Death is a grave mistake! Physical immortality takes forever. It is the
only cause that you can’t die for.
Leonard Orr
I spent lunchtime in a grave during the filming of ‘Bloody Mama.’ When you’re younger, you feel that’s what you need to do to help you stay in character. When you get older, you become more confident and less intense about it – and you can achieve the same effect.
Robert De Niro
You will fail and I’ll dance on your grave. (Apollymi)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Before God and his people I express my sorrow for the sins and grave crimes of clerical sexual abuse committed against you. And I humbly ask forgiveness.
Pope Francis
What lawsuits grow out of the graves of rich men, every day; sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love!
Charles Dickens
The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory or the grave! Wave, Munich! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry!
Thomas Campbell
A man is the sum of his ancestors; to reform him you must begin with a dead ape and work downward through a million graves. He is like the lower end of a suspended chain; you can sway him slightly to the right or the left, but remove your hand and he falls into line with the other links.
Ambrose Bierce
I think I’m going to my grave without swimming from Cuba to Florida.
Diana Nyad
I never lost as much but twice,
And that was in the sod.
Emily Dickinson
Praise follows truth afar off, and only overtakes her at the grave; plausibility clings to her skirts and holds her back till then
James Russell Lowell
One of the issues that we professional newspaper columnists are required by union regulations to voice grave concern about is the federal budget deficit, which we refer to as the “mounting” deficit, because every extra word helps when you have to produce a certain number of gravely concerned newsprint inches.
Dave Barry
I heard some famous people had an anniversary, five long years together, it was Hollywood history. Now my grandma and grandpa never made no printed page, but they took the love of 57 years right to the grave.
Clay Walker
He is an old bore. Even the grave yawns for him.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Chingachgook grasped the hand that, in the warmth of feeling, the scout had stretched across the fresh earth, and in that attitude of friendship these intrepid woodsmen bowed their heads together, while scalding tears fell to their feet, watering the grave of Uncas like drops of falling rain.
James F. Cooper
Integration will not bring a man back from the grave.
Malcolm X
Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
Richard Dawkins
Then worms shall try That long preserved virginity, And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust. The grave’s a fine and private place But none, I think, do there embrace.
One rational voice is dumb: over a grave
The household of Impulse mourns one dearly loved.
Sad is Eros, builder of cities,
And weeping anarchic Aphrodite.
W. H. Auden
The Holocaust committed by the Nazis turned this country, where most of the European Jews used to live and where their culture used to flourish, into a massive grave. This is why initiatives to revive Jewish culture in Poland is so important.
Marek Belka
The wind breathes not, and the wave
Walks softly as above a grave.
Philip James Bailey
No way. I’m not going in there. I draw the line at grave-robbing, Barrons. It’s not your pen.
Karen Marie Moning
Assault weapons pose a grave threat to all Americans, but most especially to law enforcement officers on our city streets.
Dianne Feinstein
There are some short essays that are very grave, and most contemporary novels are lighter than air.
Fran Lebowitz
we dig our graves with our teeth.
Fannie Hurst
Ah, yet, e’er I descend to th’ grave, May I a small House and a large Garden have. And a few Friends, and many Books both true, Both wise, and both delightful too. And since Love ne’er will from me flee, A mistress moderately fair, And good as Guardian angels are, Only belov’d and loving me.
Abraham Cowley
Grave authors say, and witty poets sing, That honest wedlock is a glorious thing.
Alexander Pope
Build castles, don’t dig graves.
David J. Schwartz
Never did Christ utter a single word attesting to a personal resurrection and a life beyond the grave.
Leo Tolstoy
Man made one grave mistake: in answer to vaguely reformist and humanitarian agitation he admitted women to politics and the professions. The conservatives who saw this as the undermining of our civilisation and the end of the state and marriage were right after all; it is time for the demolition to begin.
Germaine Greer
It is amazing that we hesitate to talk about the wrath of God, for fear of making sinners feel fearful. The fear they feel this side of the grave will be nothing compared to the fear they feel when they stand before Almighty God.
Ray Comfort
I shall soon be laid in the quiet grave – thank God for the quiet grave
John Keats
There should be full engagement to protect our country from a grave threat, which is the weakest foreign policy since Jimmy Carter.
Jeb Bush
There are secrets I will take to the grave and others I’d feel safer having cremated.
Robert Breault
We must stop trying to protect our planet from every imaginable, exaggerated or imaginary risk. And we must stop trying to protect it on the backs, and the graves, of the nation’s and world’s most powerless and impoverished people.
Niger Innis
We speak of peace, yes, but whose peace? Poland’s? Bulgaria’s? The peace of the grave?
Margaret Thatcher
I fully believe in ghosts. I have, my entire life. The first house I ever lived in was haunted. There was a grave of a man in the backyard. I was just a baby then, but my parents would tell me that every night, at the same time, they would hear someone walking up the stairs.
Meaghan Rath
There’s no longer any surprise in noting that China has grave environmental problems.
James Fallows
True wit has a grave intention.
Mason Cooley
There is something beyond the grave; death does not end all, and the pale ghost escapes from the vanquished pyre.
God’s plan provides a way for family relationships to extend beyond the grave. We can return to the presence of God, eternally united with our families.
Quentin L. Cook
Ambition’s cradle oftenest is its grave
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
Karl Kraus
An angel’s arm can’t snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can’t confine me there.
Edward Young
The living grave of crime.
Joaquin Miller
Take a nation, tell the people there is no God, tell them there is nothing beyond the grave, and they will lose heart, lose their morale. They will become such a shiftless, lazy, apathetic, lethargic people that you won’t be able to get half of them to work. Many will not be motivated by anything.
Shelton Smith
What if a dawn of a doom of a dream bites this universe in two, peels forever out of his grave, and sprinkles nowhere with me and you?
e. e. cummings
The grave’s a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.
Andrew Marvell
In this time of challenge, I am asking the prime minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.
John Boehner
A people’s wrath voiced abroad bringeth grave Danger, no less than public curse pronounced.
When there’s someone who’s dead and then someone does something that that person would not have liked, they say that that person is spinning in their grave. But I don’t understand why they say that. Why is spinning the way that a corpse shows disapproval?
Demetri Martin
Life on earth, filled with uncertainty and change, seemed far more difficult than what lay beyond the grave.
Jane Hamilton
You really dug your own grave,” he mutters. “And I’m going to bury you in it.” “Say that louder,” I tell him, under my breath. “I dare you.
Holly Black
POCKET, n. The cradle of motive and the grave of conscience. In woman this organ is lacking; so she acts without motive, and her conscience, denied burial, remains ever alive, confessing the sins of others.
Ambrose Bierce
Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
With spots quadrangular of diamond form, ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife, and spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
William Cowper
Love lives on, and hath a power to bless when they who loved are hidden in the grave.
James Russell Lowell
Beastly things, teeth. Give us trouble from the cradle to the grave.
Agatha Christie
Men who have seen life and death… as an unbroken continuum, the swinging pendulum, have been able to move as freely into death as they walked through life. Socrates went to the grave almost perplexed by his companions’ tears.
Every Senator in this Chamber is partly responsible for sending 50,000 young Americans to an early grave. This Chamber reeks of blood.
George McGovern
A man that simply loads himself down with possessions of which he has no actual need, when he dies slips out of them–as a little insect might slip out of some parasite shell into which it has ensconced itself–into the grave, and is forgotten.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The earth opens impartially her bosom to receive the beggar and the prince.
Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family.
Pope Benedict XVI
Soldiers’ graves are the greatest preachers of peace.
Albert Schweitzer
There are grave difficulties on every hand, and more are looming ahead. Therefore, we must go forward.
William Carey
I’ve read a lot of war writing, even World War I writing, the British war poetry of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves’s memoir “Goodbye to All That,” and a civilian memoir “Testament of Youth” by Vera Brittain .
George Packer
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children.
Henry Ward Beecher
The Federal Narcotics Bureau does a grave disservice by disseminating a lot of misinformation. Most of what they say is such nonsense that I didn’t believe them about addiction.
William S. Burroughs
The reconciling grave swallows distinction first, that made us foes; there all lie down in peace together.
Thomas Southerne
Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.
Dorothy Parker
There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. I never even saw it coming.
Kami Garcia
Christianity as a specific doctrine was slain with Jesus, suddenly and utterly. He was hardly cold in his grave, or high in his heaven (as you please), before the apostles dragged the tradition of him down to the level of the thing it has remained ever since.
George Bernard Shaw
The mass of men worry themselves into nameless graves while here and there a great unselfish soul forgets himself into immortality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You must train harder than the enemy who is trying to kill you. You will get all the rest you need in the grave.
Leon Degrelle
Debt is to man what the serpent is to the bird; its eye fascinates, its breath poisons, its coil crushes sinew and bone, its jaw is the pitiless grave.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Sinks my sad soul with sorrow to the grave.
The credit which the apparent conformity with recognized scientific standards can gain for seemingly simple but false theories may, as the present instance shows, have grave consequences.
Friedrich August von Hayek
It is immoral from almost any point of view to refuse to defend yourself and others from very grave and terrible threats, even as there are limits to the means that can be used in such defense.
Herman Kahn
Time, the cradle of hope, but the grave of ambition, is the stern corrector of fools, but the salutary counselor of the wise, bringing all they dread to the one, and all they desire to the other.
Charles Caleb Colton
And the story of love is a long sad tale ending in graves.
Jack Kerouac
Pride is a fault that great men blush not to own: it is the ennobled offspring of self-love; though, it must be confessed, grave and pompous vanity, Iike a fat plebeian in a rove of office, does very often assume its name.
Joanna Baillie
He that shrinks from the grave with too great a dread, has an invisible fear behind him pushing him into it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
In regard to tenacity of life, no old yellow cat has anything on a prejudice. You may kill it with your own hands, bury it deep, and sit on the grave, and behold! the next day it will walk in at the back door, purring.
Nellie L. McClung
He had followed the trail left by a dead man. It was only now that he realized it might lead only to a grave.
Anthony Horowitz
I was afraid of last place, … There were a lot of fears. Below .500 – I never thought I’d see that here. Then, losing 100 games seemed like a possibility, then 90 games. All of those things could have been a reality here. The grave seemed like a reality here, but the guys didn’t let it happen.
Felipe Alou
No one will be alive by the last book. In fact, they all die in the fifth. The sixth book will be just a thousand-page description of snow blowing across the graves.
George R. R. Martin
I know well enough that there have been dogs so loving that they have thrown themselves into the same grave with the dead bodies of their masters.
Miguel de Cervantes
Mine first –mine last– mine even in the grave!
Louisa May Alcott
If an enemy has alliances, the problem is grave and the enemy’s position strong; if he has no alliances, the problem is minor and the enemy’s position weak.
Sun Tzu
Do you ever find yourself climbing into an open grave during a bombing raid and wish you’d just stayed in bed?
Ransom Riggs
Why has my motley diary no jokes? Because it is a soliloquy and every man is grave alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Joseph Hall
The grave has a door on its inner side.
Alexander MacLaren
Despite much talk in this land about religious freedom, churches and their schools now confront grave difficulties.
Russell Kirk
Your seventh wife, Phileros, is now being buried in your field. No man’s field brings him greater profit than yours, Phileros.
There exists in man a mass of sense lying in a dormant state, and which, unless something excites it to action, will descend with him, in that condition,to the grave.
Thomas Paine
I don’t have a drink problem. But if that was the case and doctors told me I had to stop, I’d like to think that I would be brave enough to drink myself into the grave.
Oliver Reed
If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!
James Connolly
If you have ever seen the movie Night of the Living Dead, you have a rough idea how modern corporations and organizations operate, with projects and proposals that everybody thought were killed constantly rising from their graves to stagger back into meetings and eat the brains of the living.
Dave Barry
I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth and yet last the longest in the dust.
Lord Byron
All our lives are activity without meaning; we burrow ratlike into life and we squirm ratlike through it and ratlike we are flung into our graves at the end. Now and then, why shouldn’t we hear a voice of prophecy.
Gregory Maguire
If you will die for me, I will die for you and our graves will be like two lovers washing their clothes together in a laundromat If you will bring the soap I will bring the bleach.
Richard Brautigan
Art is long, and time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
First I laughed my way through Elinor Lipman’s book of political tweets. Then I put my ear to the ground and listened to Molly Ivins guffawing from the grave. Lipman is a piquant poetic rock star!
Wally Lamb
But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two, whose wage is the long nights of the grave.
Muhammad Iqbal
In my opinion it is a grave error for women to feel that they must move only in women’s interests… . What, after all, would we think if men all got together and kept doing things that were supposed to be in the interest of men?
Millicent Fenwick
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
Dorothy Dix
She wished she could visit Mariam’s grave, to sit with her awhile, leave a flower or two. But she sees now that it doesn’t matter. Mariam is never very far…. Mariam is in her own heart, where she shines with the bursting radiance of a thousand suns.
Khaled Hosseini
When I left Springfield [to become President] I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ.
Abraham Lincoln
I wept in my dreams. I dreamed you lay in the grave; I awoke, and the tears still poured down my cheeks. I wept in my dreams, I dreamed you had left me; I awoke and I went on weeping long and bitterly. I wept in my dreams, I dreamed you were still kind to me; I awoke, and still the flow of my tears streams on.
Heinrich Heine
American friends of Israel as well as those who understand the grave threat that Iran poses to U.S. interests and security need to face the fact that this president has abandoned them.
Jonathan S. Tobin
If cities were built by the sound of music, then some edifices would appear to be constructed by grave, solemn tones,–others to have danced forth to light fantastic airs.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
He that unburied lies wants not his hearse, For unto him a tomb’s the Universe.
Thomas Browne
The grave itself is but a covered bridge,
Leading from light to light, through a brief darkness!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Immanuel, God with us in our nature, in our sorrow, in our lifework, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with Him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendor.
Charles Spurgeon
Good night; ensured release, Imperishable peace, Have these for yours. * While sky and sea and land And earth’s foundations stand And heaven endures. *These three lines are on the tablet over Housman’s grave in the parish church at Ludlow, Shropshire, England
A. E. Housman
I guess I’ll go to my grave as the Dodger, but at least I’ve made my mark on show-business history.
Jack Wild
I’d rather be a free man in my grave than living as a puppet or a slave.
Jimmy Cliff
BRANDY, n. A cordial composed on one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody murder, one part death-hell-and-the-grave and four parts clarified Satan.
Ambrose Bierce
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’ inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Thomas Gray
How many people have a family grave in the backyard? I’m sure I’ll end up there, or I’ll shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room. I’ll get more tourists to Graceland that way.
Lisa Marie Presley
We are given to the great, for great purpose, to great ends. We are given to the grave, for grave purposes, to grave ends.
Kami Garcia
I had rather be in my grave than in my present situation, I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world; and yet they charge me with wanting to be a king.
George Washington
From the cradle to the grave, temptations all around. But no matter how good the fix, its gonna take you down.
Keith Urban
As yourselves your empires fall, and every kingdom hath a grave.
William Habington
I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
The ever-growing power of a soulless political bureaucracy which supervises and safeguards the life of man from the cradle to the grave is putting ever-greater obstacles in the way of co-operation among human beings.
Rudolf Rocker
With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue.
Nassau William Senior
This strongly asserted but ill-defined license to kill without accountability is not an entitlement which the United States or other states can have without doing grave damage to the rules designed to protect the right to life and prevent extrajudicial executions.
Philip Alston
Because of the realities of human nature, perfect peace is achieved in two places only: in the grave and at the typewriter.
Richard M. Nixon
The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there’s no good reason to go into space-each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision.
Randall Munroe
My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Peace is in the grave.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The pursuit of knowledge is but a course between two ignorances, as human life is itself only a wayfaring from grave to grave.
Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet
The race question is subsidiary to the class question in politics, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is disastrous. But to neglect the racial factor as merely incidental is an error only less grave than to make it fundamental.
C. L. R. James
I take this continent with me into the grave.
Ray Bradbury
If I catch Corey Graves on the street, I’m gonna do something to him. I ain’t gonna do it at the office or the airport, but if I catch Corey Graves on the street, you see that little bouffant hairdo he got? I’m gonna rearrange it for him.
Booker T
I observe there is in Mr. Hooker no affected language; but a grave, comprehensive, clear manifestation of reason, and that backed with the authority of the Scriptures, the fathers and schoolmen, and with all law both sacred and civil.
Richard Hooker
When among the graves of thy fellows, walk with circumspection; thine own is open at thy feet.
Ambrose Bierce
It is necessary that I should die for my people; but my spirit will rise from the grave and the whole world will know that I was right.
Adolf Hitler
Pity is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatesoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with the human sufferer.
James Joyce
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
I had rather follow you to your grave than see you owe your life to any but a regular-bred physician.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Kitten, four hours of sleep while holding you is far more beneficial to me than eight hours of endless tossing and turning because you’re not there. -Bones from This Side of the Grave
Jeaniene Frost
Man is an imitative animal. This quality is the germ of all education in him. From his cradle to his grave he is learning to do what he sees others do.
Thomas Jefferson
Dennis Wise, Vinnie Jones and John Fashanu must be turning in their graves
Carlton Palmer
There has been grave error. I do not mean so much error of doctrine as error of emphasis.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights.
All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites.
Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave?
Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?
Joe Hill
Fair and foul are near of kin And fair needs foul,” I cried. “My friends are gone, but that’s a truth Nor grave nor bed denied.”
William Butler Yeats
Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I lay me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be: Home is the sailor, home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hill.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Gentle lady, do not sing Sad songs about the end of love; Lay aside sadness and sing How love that passes is enough. Sing about the long deep sleep Of lovers that are dead, and how In the grave all love shall sleep: Love is aweary now.
James Joyce
…But the one thing that I would never, ever recover from would be losing you. You made me promise before to go on if that happened, but Bones, I wouldn’t want to. – Cat from This Side of the Grave
Jeaniene Frost
I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise.
Samuel Johnson
They used to pour millet on graves or poppy seeds To feed the dead who would come disguised as birds. I put this book here for you, who once lived So that you should visit us no more.
Czeslaw Milosz
In our natural Adamic state, we are not on our sick beds. We are in the grave.
Keith Mathison
I’ve read a lot of war writing, even World War I writing, the British war poetry of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves’s memoir ‘Goodbye to All That,’ and a civilian memoir, ‘Testament of Youth,’ by Vera Brittain.
George Packer
The future is here, now, and the past is full of actual deeds, real history. Utopias hardly have the meat on their bones to sustain a people in grave times.
Patricia Hampl
(To the haters)You are not extinguishing the bright lights of mankind, your’re simply burying yourself in an unmarked grave.
Stefan Molyneux
When my wife’s Aunt Caroline was in her nineties, she lived with us, and she once remarked: ‘Remembrance is sufficient of the beauty we have seen.’ I cherish the remembrance of the beauty I have seen. I cherish the grave, compulsive word.
E. B. White
Shame on the man who goes to his grave escorted by the miserable hopes that have kept him alive.
Emile M. Cioran
I won’t bet $100 against house odds between now and the grave.
Charlie Munger
Even in the grave, all is not lost.
Edgar Allan Poe
Scion of chiefs and monarchs, where art thou? Fond hope of many nations, art thou dead? Could not the grave forget thee, and lay low Some less majestic, less beloved head?
Lord Byron
If you tell your troubles to God, you put them into the grave; they will never rise again when you have committed them to Him. If you roll your burden anywhere else, it will roll back again like the stone of Sisyphus.
Charles Spurgeon
Doing nothing in the face of a grave threat to the world is not an option.
George W. Bush
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? And the more grave or important things are… You know, some comedians can get this disease where they get serious all the time.
Norm MacDonald
But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.
Walter Raleigh
One that would peep and botanize Upon his mother’s grave.
William Wordsworth
A whole world is taken to the grave with the dead person; each one of us is unique and unrepeatable.
Zygmunt Bauman
Food of Acheron. (Grave.)
[Lat., Pabulum Acheruntis.]
A man is the sum of his ancestors; to reform him you must begin with a dead ape and work downward through a million graves.
Ambrose Bierce
And if a man consider the original of this great Ecclesiastical Dominion, he will easily perceive, that the Papacy , is no other than the Ghost of the deceased Romane Empire , sitting crowned upon the grave thereof: For so did the Papacy start up on a Sudden out of the Ruines of that Heathen Power.
Thomas Hobbes
Everyone’s saved, we’re in the grave. See you there for afternoon tea.
Jethro Tull