Quotes and Sayings about Grave



"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
(Related: Power, Grave, Man)

"Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Grave, Man)

"None can less afford to delay than the aged sinner. Now is the time. Now or never. You have, as it were, one foot already in the grave. Your opportunities will soon be over. Strive, then, I entreat you, to enter in at the strait gate."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Time, Delay, Grave, Now, Will)

"It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake."
- Janos Arany
(Related: Age, Truth)

"And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?"
- Archilochus
(Related: Life, Cunning, Grave)

"Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars."
- Aristotle
(Related: History, Nature, Poetry)

"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Exercise, Grave, Intellect, Limits)

"In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Pearls, Pleasure)

"Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Time, Faces, Tears)

"The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Building, Fire, Universe, Water)

"To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Heart, Lonely)

"They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Grave, Light, Night)

"Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards."
- Samuel Beckett
"I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways, along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill, which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines of graves instead of spring flowers."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: People, Flowers, Now, Spring)

"You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Grave, World)

"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
(Related: Country, Culture, Grave)

"In the islands of the Aegean Sea, every island is full of graves."
- James Theodore Bent
(Related: Islands, Sea)

"The grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou'rt named: Nature appalled, Shakes off her wonted firmness."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Men, Nature, Firmness, Grave)

"Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Soul, Earth, Grave, Heaven, Lent, Will)

"Don't go to the grave with life unused."
- Bobby Bowden
(Related: Life, Grave)

"Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Neutrality, Sin)

"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
(Related: Grave, Personality, State, Will)

"Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Grave, Man)

"Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway, digs his own grave."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Revolution, Grave)

"They say in the grave there is peace, and peace and the grave are one and the same."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Peace, Grave)

"We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Age, Grave, May, Meditation, Old, World)

"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
(Related: Love, Grave, Horror, Newspapers, Press, Years)

"Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out. But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting, I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Art, Acting, First, Taste)

"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
(Related: Death, Grave)

"Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?"
- Lord Byron
(Related: Glory, Grave)

"I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Government, War, Values, America, Light, Nations, Republican, Will)

"I should like these few words to be read over the grave when my body is placed in the earth; for though it is possible I may be present and conscious of what is going on, I shall not be able to communicate."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Body, Earth, Grave, May, Present, Words)

"Every time I think that I am getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Time, Grave, Old)

"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
(Related: Fathers, Fire, Hunting, Sadness, Silence, Sun)

"Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Marriage, Grave, Wit)

"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
(Related: People, Countries, Destruction, Grave, President, State, states, United, Weapons, World)

"A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Act, Grave, Man, Resignation, Right)

"It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Funny, Man, Religious)

"And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: England)

"I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady after she had written a book."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Lady, Woman)

"It's never easy with characters in these dark and grave circumstances but that's my job."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Circumstances, Grave, Job)

"Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests, the one corpse stacked on top of the other. Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know."
- Hugo Claus
(Related: Earth, Feet, Guests, Light, Now, Old)

"History could pass for a scarlet text, its jot and title graven red in human blood."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: History, Blood)

"They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard."
- Alexander Cockburn
(Related: Peace, War, Truth, First, Nonsense)

"One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Age, Grave, Old)

"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
(Related: Fame, Flowers, Future, Grave, Living, May, Nothing, Present)

"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
(Related: Life, Grave, May, Reputation, Whisper)

"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
(Related: Force, Spirit, Will)

"Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring."
- Bob Considine
(Related: Work, Day, Grave, May, Open, Vanity, Wonder, Word)

"One half of my life has put the other half in the grave."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Life, Grave)

"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
(Related: Fact, Grave, Old, Republican)

"Sometimes it feels as if everything in life is just something we haul into the grave."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Life, Grave)

"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Mother, Country, Fire, Grave, Open)

"It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Partnership, Relationships)

"Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Funny, Life, Grave)

"Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

"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
(Related: Thought, Bed, Grave, Spring, World)

"Then trust me there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave."
- Charles Dibdin
(Related: Trust, Drinking, Nothing, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Nature, Time, Progress, Grave, Night)

"Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence."
- Dorothy Dix
(Related: Soul, Confession, Grave, Punishment, Secrets, Silence, Weakness)

"We can know nothing till after this grave debate. The soul must withdraw, for this is not its hour. Now the knife must divide the flesh, and lay the ravage bare, and do its work completely."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Work, Soul, Debate, Grave, Nothing, Now)

"While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?"
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Animals, Earth, Living)

"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
(Related: Civilization, Progress, Being, Danger, Grave, Wildlife, World)

"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
(Related: Journey)

"Jealousy is the grave of affection."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Affection, Grave, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Death, Grave, Heaven, May)

"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
(Related: People, Rights, Grave, Human rights, Now, Population)

"In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Word, Writers)

"I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Grave)

"The queen and I always got on well, still do; I uphold everything Her Majesty represents, has given up her life for. It's her duty. For her country, she's selfless to the grave."
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Life, Country, Duty, Grave, Queen)

"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
(Related: Grave)

"But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter."
- Sally Field
(Related: Danger, Grave, Losing, Years)

"Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Thought, People, American, Being, Challenge, Classroom, Grave, Man, President)

"It is a grave matter to enter a war, without adequate military preparation; it may prove fatal to come into peace, without moral and religious preparation."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Peace, War, Grave, May, Military, Preparation, Religious)

"I think I'll take my record of 13 goals to the grave."
- Just Fontaine
(Related: Goals, Grave)

"If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be turning over in his grave."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Grave, Today)

"There is a serious, immediate and extraordinarily grave threat to the continued existence of this country."
- James Forrestal
(Related: Country, Existence, Grave)

"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Life, Grave, Laziness, Leisure, Will)

"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
(Related: Acting, Actor, Day, Grave, Writer, Writing, Years)

"Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Clothes, Grave, Monument)

"Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Fire, Jealousy)

"Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Being, Criticism, Extreme, Freedom, Grave, Laziness, Literary)

"If the great Government of the United States were a private corporation no bank would take its name on a piece of paper, because it has cynically repudiated the words engraved upon its bonds."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Government, Name, states, United, Words)

"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Men)

"Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Wisdom, Grave)

"The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Difference, Grave)

"If Roosevelt were alive today, he'd turn over in his grave."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Grave, Today)

"Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Advice, Grave, Teaching)

"It's like going into the Senate. You know, the first time you get there, you're all excited, "My God, how did I ever get here?" Then, about six months later, you say, "How the hell did the rest of them get here?""
- Mike Gravel
(Related: Time, God, First, Hell, Months, Rest, Senate)

"The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse."
- Mike Gravel
(Related: Dying, Right, Soldiers, Vietnam)

"I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people."
- Michael Graves
(Related: People, Negative, Care, Value)

"I don't believe in morality in architecture."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Morality)

"The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Truth, Idea)

"It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Design, Goal, Career)

"In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Day, Hardware, Machine, Mind)

"If I have a style, I am not aware of it."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Style)

"I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Music, Poetry, Truth, Invention, Painting)

"I have no requirements for a style of architecture."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Style)

"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture)

"I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality."
- Morris Graves
(Related: Language, Reality)

"I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye."
- Morris Graves
(Related: Eye, Rest, World)

"A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Cure, May, Medicine, Prevention)

"What we now call "finance" is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Love, Now)

"A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good."
- Robert Graves
(Related: People, Remarkable, Shakespeare)

"Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Books, Dogs, Prose, Support)

"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Money, Poetry)

"The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good."
- Robert Graves
(Related: People, Remarkable, Shakespeare)

"Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Science, Forget, Language, Poets, Scientists)

"One gets to the heart of the matter by a series of experiences in the same pattern, but in different colors."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Heart, Colors)

"Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience'. They're talking to a single person all the time."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Time, Money, Idea, Poets, Public, Talking, Word, Writing, Wrong)

"Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Marriage, Money)

"In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Love)

"If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Money, Poetry)

"If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Men, Women, Despair)

"Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Genius, Answers)

"To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Profession)

"From the very commencement the student should set out to witness the progress and effects of sickness and ought to persevere in the daily observation of disease during the whole period of his studies."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Progress, Disease, Observation, Sickness)

"Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Work, Duty, Pleasure, Taste)

"Lest when I am gone you may be at a loss for an epitaph for me, let me give you one - He Fed Fevers."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Loss, May)

"We suspect Dr. Clutterbuck's sense of hearing must be injured: for him the 'ear trumpet' magnifies but distorts sound, rendering it less distinct than before."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Hearing, Sense, Sound)

"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
(Related: Age, Mother, Grave, Suicide, Waiting)

"The paths of glory lead but to the grave."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Glory, Grave)

"If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Bed, Kids)

"Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave."
- Joseph Hall
(Related: Death, Grave)

"A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Grave, Ugly, Visit, Woman)

"To remove this obstacle I repeat or refer to such knowledge as has come under my notice, my own previously expressed views, and also describe and exhibit my last experiments and explain their novelty and utility."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Knowledge, Novelty)

"The plane is simply abstracting the power stored in the wave by a distant gale, and using it to counteract gravity. And if the work be continued long enough, or a multitude of planes be continually drawing on the reservoir of power, the wave must inevitably be flattened."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Power, Work, Gravity)

"The closer the bird is to the surface of the water, the firmer and more inelastic is the uplift of the rising air. The bird appears to almost feel the surface with the tip of its weather wing."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Water, Weather)

"It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Effect, Force, Result, Weight, Wind)

"If you direct your attention to the position of a bird with regard to the wave surface, it will speedily be noticed to be nearly always on the rising side or face of the wave and moving apparently at right angles to the wave's course, but really diagonal to it."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Attention, Right, Will)

"Bent metal is worse than bent wood and weight for weight is more flexible."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Weight, Wood)

"Used as kites, these rigid stable aeroplanes are superior to the very best cellular kites I can make; they are lighter, pull harder per square foot, attain a greater angle of elevation, and have fewer parts."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Kites)

"The wings are moved several times by hand to charge the crank chamber with mixture, which flows on through the external pipe and inlet valve to the compression space and cylinder."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Space)

"Common sense steps in here and says: Separate the parts you want to be mobile from the parts you want to be inert. You have seen the result, and I know many have the skill to apply it."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Common sense, Result, Skill, Want)

"The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing birds are then the wind and sea are both aft."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Birds, Sea, Wind)

"As to the effect of the wave on the air, we will suppose the water to be quite flat and the air motionless, a heavy undulation comes on the scene, it has to pass, so it pushes the air up with its face, letting it fall again as its back glides onwards."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Effect, Water, Will)

"And from a poise at this station the plane may swoop down, at great disadvantage if close to the back of the wave, at various slopes and directions till it cuts into the air that is being raised by the face of the following wave, which again enables it to resume its velocity."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Being, May)

"If you don't look like Rupert Graves or Hugh Grant, they'll have you playing the gardener."
- Jared Harris
"Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: Grave, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be."
- Will Harvey
(Related: Grave, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"So I was surprised at the notion that I might have brought anthrax to my home, and would have been even amused if it was not for the fact that this matter is so grave and serious."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Home, Fact, Grave)

"Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave - with both ends kicked out."
- Vance Havner
(Related: People, Grave, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Conformity, Consequences, Credit, Gain, Grave, May, Present, Theories)

"A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Grave)

"He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Fear, Feet, Grave, Heaven)

"Economic distress, political pressure, and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves. The Jews are already constantly shifting from place to place."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Pressure)

"Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the A's. I said a definite no thank you. At night, that place is a graveyard with lights."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: People, Night)

"Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: Hatred, Man, Racism, Reason)

"The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Thoughts, Blame, Grave, Light, Man, Shame)

"The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Grave)

"I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Environmental, Society, Grave, Problems, Questions)

"While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Revenge)

"I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!"
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Art, Soul, Earth, Grave, Will)

"There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave."
- John James Ingalls
(Related: Grave, Rank)

"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
(Related: Men, Democracy, Grave, Rank)

"Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Fitness, People, Failure, Grave, Mind, Questions, Senate, states, United)

"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
(Related: Grave, Wage)

"Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Dissent, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Life, Grave, Rest)

"For example, the opposition between acute and grave phonemes has the capacity to suggest an image of bright and dark, of pointed and rounded, of thin and thick, of light and heavy, etc."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Example, Grave, Light, Opposition)

"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
(Related: Life, God, Knowledge, Correction, End, Grave, Vices, Word)

"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
(Related: Courage, Determination, Discipline, Hope, Confidence, Grave)

"A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Love, Father, Grave, Man)

"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
(Related: Life, Father, Grave, Land, Spirit)

"Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Leadership, Grave, Party, Past, Shadow, Years)

"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
(Related: Defense, Grave, Limits)

"We knew we were talking about spies. I knew he knew I knew. I was digging my own grave."
- Christine Keeler
(Related: Grave, Talking)

"Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed."
- Thomas Ken
(Related: Bed, Grave, May)

"No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: America, Battle, Dying, Fighting, Race)

"I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Work, Body, Civil liberties, Grave, National security, Needs, Responsibility, Will)

"Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: Blood, Footsteps, Grave, Pollution, Terror)

"If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave."
- Ralph Kiner
(Related: Grave, Today)

"Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards."
- Neil Kinnock
(Related: Quality, Excess, Loyalty)

"Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Irony, Moon)

"The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells, but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Fire, Quotations, Trouble)

"Kennedy had been assassinated a month or so before. So we walked to the grave of John Kennedy and ended our walking symbolically at the Arlington National Cemetery."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Grave, Walking)

"I'll perform all the way to the grave."
- Patti LaBelle
(Related: Grave)

"Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!"
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Power, Ambition, Fame, Grave, Rest, Reward)

"I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians."
- Gary Larson
(Related: Music, Musicians)

"I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see."
- Jude Law
(Related: Family, Home, Work, Grace, Grave, Guilt, Kids, Worry)

"The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Age, Time, Purpose, Beds, First, Potential, Study)

"I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy."
- A. J. Liebling
(Related: Bed, Democracy, Grave, Press)

"But it is well to remember that we are dealing with nations every one of which has a direct individual interest to serve, and there is grave danger in an unshared idealism."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Danger, Grave, Idealism, Interest, Nations)

"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
(Related: Class, Grave, Necessity)

"No tools have yet been met with in any of the gravels occurring at the higher levels of the valley of the Seine; but no importance can be attached to this negative fact, as so little search has yet been made for them."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Negative, Fact, Importance, Tools)

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Government, Fear, Grave, State)

"When I die India will be found engraved on my heart."
- Queen Mary
(Related: Heart, Will)

"I can't believe that we would lie in our graves wondering if we had spent our living days well. I can't believe that we would lie in our graves dreaming of things that we might have been."
- Dave Matthews
(Related: Lie, Living)

"Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Grave, Perfection)

"You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you're staring into the grave."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Age, Grave, Sense)

"The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes - undisturbed in form and position."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Clothes, First, Grave)

"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
(Related: Grave)

"If the graves of the thousands of victims who have fallen in the terrible wars of the two races had been placed in line the philanthropist might travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, and be constantly in sight of green mounds."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Travel, Sight, Victims)

"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
(Related: Dream, Care, Country, May)

"When Tony was madly in love with me, his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave was ending."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Love, Ending)

"The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Grave, Liberty)

"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
(Related: Danger, Freedom, Grave, Interest, Proof, Religious, Right, State)

"If we ever start communicating with living creatures from other planets, the number one priority is, how are you going to communicate information? Even between different cultures here on Earth, you get into communication problems."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Communication, Earth, Information, Living, Problems)

"When you're looking that far out, you're giving people their place in the universe, it touches people. Science is often visual, so it doesn't need translation. It's like poetry, it touches you."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Science, Poetry, People, Giving, Universe)

"There really isn't a time to pause and have a celebration. I feel so serious about the whole thing."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Time)

"Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson was a preacher on the pulpit, he ended up going out into nature for direct, face-to-face communication with God, if you want to call all of this creation part of God."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Nature, God, Communication, Creation, Spirituality, Want)

"The way you remember the past depends upon your hope for the future. And if what you see in your future has no hope, it has no potential, then you view the past that brought you to here as not very good."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Hope, Future, Past, Potential)

"The statistics of life out there and the statistics of intelligent beings and advanced civilization is a certainty, the way I look at it. that It has not been accepted, because we've been in an anthropocentric era."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Life, Civilization, Certainty, Statistics)

"That I learned even as a three year-old that I see this world that is really a mess and I learned to say, this is not me. I am not the one that is messed up. It is out there."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: World)

"It's hard to say what drives a three year-old, but I think I had a sense that nature was my solace, and nature was a place in which there was beauty, in which there was order."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Nature, Beauty, Order, Sense)

"Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action - what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired - as opposed to the human experience of having done those things."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Experience, History, People, Action, Events, Space)

"Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose. Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense, it has particular ways of catching an environment."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Poetry, Environment, Prose, Sense, Talk, Writing)

"I'm such a long-term investor, I've never really let go and celebrated what I did with the Hubble telescope."
- Story Musgrave
"I would have taken whatever hand I was dealt. Space was it."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Space)

"I think there are huge lessons there, for young people who are getting started in life, as well as other people. And that is, to take responsibility for your own life. Only you are responsible for the course you take from there."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Life, People, Responsibility)

"I never read a single book as a child. I did not read as a child. I worked on the farm. I had books in the classroom, but that was it. I never read a single book outside of the classroom."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Books, Classroom)

"I have a great relationship with animals, and with children. I get to their level. I try to see the way a child looks at the world, it's hugely different."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Animals, Children, World)

"I feel particularly close to them, because I am now out in the universe. I'm in a position to see nature from another point of view, to be outside the earth and see the big picture."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Nature, Earth, Now, Universe)

"I didn't wish those tragedies upon the people who played them out. It was certainly tragic for them, but not for me. All of those things brought me to where I am. Without those things, I couldn't be who I am, I wouldn't be here."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: People)

"And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: People, Flying, Interest, Military, Scientists)

"I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it, it appears to be prose, but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Poetry, Being, Poems, Prose, Space)

"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
(Related: God, Church, Circumstances, Grave, Want)

"They say it's better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Garden, Sadness, Sleep, Spring)

"To say what you feel is to dig your own grave."
- Sinead O'Connor
(Related: Grave)

"The danger of that - and there's a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of - is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Experience, Danger, Grave, Language)

"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
(Related: Being, Economics, Grave, Talk)

"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
(Related: Friends, Grave)

"We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Faith, Doctors, Grave, Questions)

"Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Time, Cruelty, Darkness, Grave, Light, Spirit, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Men, Grave, Loss, Memory, Tears, Years)

"When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Purpose, Conscience, Freedom, Humanity, Law, Voice)

"We usually say of ancient persons, that they have already one foot in the grave, and the rest of their life is nothing else but the bringing of these feet together."
- John Pearson
(Related: Life, Feet, Grave, Nothing, Rest)

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
- Pericles
(Related: Monuments)

"Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave."
- Pericles
(Related: Time, Men, Grave, Will)

"Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Time, Grave, Old)

"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
(Related: Family, People, End, Grave, Living, Tourists)

"Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Age, Death, Grave, Name, Tongue)

"'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival."
- Al Purdy
(Related: Survival, Poems)

"I was known as the chief grave robber of my state."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Grave, State)

"We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Danger, Grave)

"Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion."
- Thomas de Quincey
(Related: Deals, Grave, Will)

"Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Dream, Greatness, Earth, Heaven, Now, Waiting)

"To try to correct imbalances with trade restrictions is a grave error."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Error, Grave, Trade)

"There were times after my marriage ended where, you know, I really felt like I was at the bottom of a mountain, there was a great big, fog up there, and I'm never going to cross to the other side."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Marriage)

"I don't put off any time with my grandchildren. I don't put off a thing."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Time)

"I don't want to have to say, Honey, you know, could you turn off the sports channel because I'm not a big sports fan, and I don't love the television being on just for the sake of turning on. I'd like turning on for some thing specific."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Love, Sports, Being, Television, Want)

"I find love from time to time."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Love, Time)

"I think - I think I've always been kind of - I used to think of myself as a piece of rubber when I was a kid because I was kind of very shy and very - very emotional about things, but I kind of would bounce back."
- Lynn Redgrave
"I'm also doing constant book readings, movies. You name it, I'm doing it."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Movies, Name)

"Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Cancer, Now, Right)

"So I - the thought that I would physically be different was - it's not a thrill, I have to tell you. It's kind of - it brings you up short. But I was able to look at it right away."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Thought, Right)

"They have - they do still hit me occasionally, and it's an overwhelming grief for what - even though my life is so good now, even including going through treatment for cancer, my life is incredible."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Life, Cancer, Grief, Now, Treatment)

"I don't know how I dealt with it. I went to a shrink."
- Lynn Redgrave
"I don't want marriage. You know why? Because I did that. I did it for 32 years."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Marriage, Want, Years)

"It eats you up. It eats you up. And you have to - I had a lot of help. I had a lot of therapy. And I was able to - because it was hard, you know, to - you can't just lay it on friends and children."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Children, Friends, Help, Therapy)

"And yet, I suppose you mourn the loss or the death of what you thought your life was, even if you find your life is better after. You mourn the future that you thought you'd planned."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, Future, Loss)

"I did become American citizen in order to vote. I lived in this country for a very long time and I finally reached the point where I thought, I'm often sticking my neck out on various issues as all human beings have a right to do."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Time, Thought, American, Country, Order, Right, Vote)

"I don't want to marry again. I did that."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Want)

"And I also am very nervous about implants. You know, I'm just nervous about all that. So I could still do it. I could think about it. But I needed to adapt to myself."
- Lynn Redgrave
"And I really also wanted to have the full-body scans to learn if it was anywhere else - and it wasn't - before I told them. So I didn't tell them, until for a week, and then I told them."
- Lynn Redgrave
"And I would urge all women to have that regular mammogram."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Women)

"And so I was very grateful that I didn't do the British stiff upper lip, but I went straight to a therapist. And she was wonderful and helpful, and I went for about two years."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Years)

"As an actor, particularly because I'm - I would call myself a character actor. I change my look, my physical appearance and my body, my hair color, my whatever all the time for a role."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Change, Time, Character, Actor, Appearance, Body, Hair)

"But I don't want anybody to say have the right to say well if you bloody Brits don't like it go home. And they have the right to say that if you haven't become a citizen."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Home, Right, Want)

"But I'm looking at life, and I'm putting nothing off."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"God always has another custard pie up his sleeve."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: God)

"He had Parkinson's disease for about, I'd say diagnosed for about 11 of the last years of his life. And treatment was not as good as it is now, of course. We're still going along and he died in '85 and he was 77."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Life, Disease, Now, Treatment, Years)

"I believe I have lots of time. I have to believe that, that it won't come back, and that that's why I'm in good hands. But I also do live my life by putting nothing off."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Life, Time, Nothing)

"And maybe that's being the third child, although my entire family are very resilient - very, very resilient."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Family, Being)

"The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change, and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way. I understand those codes, I think."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: Society, Change, Shakespeare)

"Shakespeare lets us see real people undergoing real processes, with real feelings."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: People, Feelings, Shakespeare)

"Theater and poetry were what helped people stay alive and want to go on living."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: Poetry, People, Living, Theater, Want)

"Ask the right questions if you're to find the right answers."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: Answers, Questions, Right)

"A theater is being given over to market forces, which means that a whole generation that should be able to do theater as well as see it is being completely deprived."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: Being, Theater)

"Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: Success, Integrity, Months, Summer)

"Every suggested idea produces a corresponding physical reaction. Every idea constantly repeated ends by being engraved upon the brain, provoking the act which corresponds to that idea."
- Scott Reed
(Related: Idea, Act, Being)

"I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Enemy, Grave)

"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
(Related: Disney, Freedom, Grave, Man, Now, Right)

"I'm the basketball version of a gravedigger."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Basketball)

"From the cradle to the grave she is subject to the power and control of man. Father, guardian, or husband, one conveys her like some piece of merchandise over to the other."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Power, Father, HusbControl, Grave, Man)

"Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it's a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation."
- Charles Ruff
(Related: Cause, Danger, Grave, Nation, Office, Wrongs)

"My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Belief, Acting, Grave)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Grave, Nothing)

"The economic recession in America wasn't caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: America, Class, Jobs, Loss, Luck, Middle class, Months, Republican)

"Every day some new fact comes to light - some new obstacle which threatens the gravest obstruction. I suppose this is the reason which makes the game so well worth playing."
- Robert Falcon Scott
(Related: Day, Fact, Light, Reason, Worth)

"I'll only stop singing when I'm in my grave."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Grave, Singing)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Wealth, Attention, Complaint, Consideration, First, Grave, Obstacles, Respect)

"Only weeks after Oslo began, when nearly all the world and most of Israel was drunk with the idea of peace, I argued that a Palestinian society not constrained by democratic norms would be a fear society that would pose a grave threat to Israel."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Society, Peace, Idea, Fear, Grave, Israel, World)

"If I know that I shall be as an angel, and more; if I shall behold all God has made; if he shall own me for his son and exalt me to honor in his presence, I shall not fear to die, nor shall I dread the grave where Christ once lay."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: God, Son, Fear, Christ, Grave, Honor)

"We shall see our friends again. We can lay them in the grave; we know they are safe with God."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: God, Friends, Grave)

"I hate this place. I shall hate it to my grave."
- Wallis Simpson
(Related: Grave, Hate)

"Every man's road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Life, Man, Road)

"But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees."
- Elliott Smith
(Related: Jobs, Trees)

"A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Men, Talent, Courage, Day, Effort, First, Timidity, Want, World)

"The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Act, Memories, Museums, Past, Reality)

"May you live to see the green grass growing over your grave."
- Frank Richard Stockton
(Related: Grave, May)

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Related: Deeds, Tears, Words)

"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
(Related: Life, Houses, Shadows)

"Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green."
- Torquato Tasso
(Related: Courage, Grave, Man, Word, Years)

"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."
- Tecumseh
(Related: Heart, Body, Country, Fathers, Liberty)

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Desperation, Grave, Quiet, Song)

"Whatever else I do before finally I go to my grave, I hope it will not be looking after young people."
- John Thorn
(Related: People, Hope, Grave, Will)

"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
(Related: Grave)

"During this period, Japan's peaceful commercial relations were successively obstructed, primarily by the American rupture of commercial relations, and this was a grave threat to the survival of Japan."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Survival, American, Grave)

"He is an old bore. Even the grave yawns for him."
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree
(Related: Grave, Old, Yawns)

"The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey her husband has sent more women to the grave than to the courts for a divorce."
- Lemuel K. Washburn
(Related: Women, Wife, HusbDivorce, Grave)

"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
(Related: Building, Cinema, Grave, Help, Spirit, Thinking, Will)

"The beautiful uncut hair of graves."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Hair)

"Press on! for in the grave there is no work and no device. Press on! while yet you may."
- Nathaniel Parker Willis
(Related: Work, Grave, May, Press)

"Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives of a hell beyond the grave?"
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Fancy, Grave, Hell)

"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
(Related: Production)

"But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Age, Grave, Night, Old)

"An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can't confine me there."
- Edward Young
(Related: Angels, Grave)