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Monuments Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Monuments.

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

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A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Tombs are the clothes of the dead.
A grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Death comes to all,
but great achievements build a monument
which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

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No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well, I don't know what will happen now.
We've got some difficult days ahead.
But it doesn't matter with me now.
Because I've been to the mountaintop.
And I don't mind. Like any man,
I would like to live a long life.
Longevity has its place.
But I'm not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God's will.
And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain.
And I've looked over.
And I've seen the promised land.
I may not get there with you.
But I want you to know tonight, that we,
as a people, will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller


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