Quotes and Sayings about Monuments



"I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

"Protecting all this land, working with the President to establish all these monuments, to, you know... I think the President has a land protection record that's second to no one in this century, maybe Teddy Roosevelt."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Land, Monuments, President, Protection)

"I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them."
- Tommy Douglas
(Related: Being, Mind, Monument, Monuments, Parliament, Pigeons, Symbol, Want)

"It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Disability, Monuments, Rank, Veterans)

"Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked."
- Vincente Fox
(Related: Greatness, Man, Monuments)

"Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Memory, Mind, Monuments, Treasure)

"Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?"
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Monuments, Names, Posterity, Respect, Vanity)

"Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Deeds, Democracy, Monuments, Needs)

"Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Earth, Monuments, Mountains)

"Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Peace, War, Monuments)

"Well, I think everybody's a little jealous of the Vietnam Wall, even people from wars that already have good monuments. You have a monument like the Wall and nobody ever forgets your war, you can bet on that."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War, People, Monument, Monuments, Vietnam)

"My hope lies with people who never go to Washington except to see the monuments."
- Joel Kotkin
(Related: People, Hope, Lies, Monuments, Washington)

"When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Monuments)

"Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself. It's much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Art, Monuments)

"As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Impression, Monuments)

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

"I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments."
- Daniel Radcliffe
(Related: People, Acceptance, Countries, Monuments)

"There are thousands of Ten Commandments plaques or monuments all over the country, and lawsuits to remove them have popped up in more than a dozen states."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Country, Monuments, states)

"Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along, and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people. I couldn't get interested in it. And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Time, People, Monuments, Sculpture, Years)

"They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness."
- Hugh Sidey
(Related: Monuments, Wilderness)

"Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Cause, Forget, Future, Monuments, Old, Past)

"The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death."
- Edmund Spenser
(Related: Death, Genius, Monuments, Poets, Will)

"The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history."
- Lew Wallace
(Related: History, Death, Monuments, Nations, Nothingness)

"The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: History, Importance, Military, Monuments, Respect, Veterans)

"Monuments are for the living, not the dead."
- Frank Wedekind
(Related: Living, Monuments)