Take the stones people throw at you, and use them to build a monument
Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another.
Live a life as a monument to your soul.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
No place is a place until things that have happened in it are remembered in history, ballads, yarns, legends, or monuments. Fictions serve as well as facts.
I am here tracing the History of the Earth itself, from its own Monuments.
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
I am neither an economist nor a photographer of monuments, and I am not much of a journalist either. What I am trying to do more than anything else is to observe life.
Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
There is nothing in this world as invisible as a monument
Monuments are for the living, not the dead.
The monument of a great man is not of granite or marble or bronze. It consists of his goodness, his deeds, his love and his compassion.
In all ages the people have honored those who dishonored them. They have worshiped their destroyers; they have canonized the most gigantic liars, and buried the great thieves in marble and gold. Under the loftiest monuments sleeps the dust of murder.
Monuments, like men, submit to fate.
A contempt of the monuments and the wisdom of the past, may be justly reckoned one of the reigning follies of these days, to which pride and idleness have equally contributed.
Of our hurts we make monuments of survival. If we survive.
A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.
A tomb is a monument placed on the limits of two worlds.
Every monument of civilization is a monument of barbarism
Even as water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character.
Monuments! what are they? the very pyramids have forgotten their builders, or to whom they were dedicated. Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great.
Our public monuments are memorials to the Enlightenment.
The sight of such a monument is like continual and stationary music, which one hears for one's good as one approaches it.
Man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.
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