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Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left. ...
by Robert Byrne

Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left.
- Robert Byrne

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."
- Robert Byrne

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

 

Until you walk a mile in another man's moccasins you can't imagine the smell.
- Robert Byrne

A promising young man should go into politics so that
he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
- Robert Byrne

Prejudices save time.
- Robert Byrne

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Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.
- Robert Byrne

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
- Robert Byrne

To err is human, to purr feline.
- Robert Byrne

Partying is such sweet sorrow.
- Robert Byrne

Getting caught is the mother of invention.
- Robert Byrne

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book,
but many have tried while trying to write one.
- Robert Byrne

Byrne's Law: In any electrical circuit,
appliances and wiring will burn out to protect fuses.
- Robert Byrne

Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
- Robert Byrne

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart
is through his stomach flunked geography.
- Robert Byrne

One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas.
- Robert Byrne

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves
a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
- Robert Byrne

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute
to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.
- John M. McHugh

Some will have to cease thinking of the Church as a
memorial association for a deceased clergyman called Christ.
- Stephen Bayne

Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial,
to testify that Christ's body was given,
and his blood shed for us.
- William Tyndale

And there's the Victoria Memorial, built as a memorial to Victoria.
- David Dimbleby

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece.
The names of the dead are listed there,
chronologically.
Just the names.
- William Westmoreland

It's always the generals with the bloodiest records
who are the first to shout what a hell it is.
And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
- Paddy Chayefsky

I started studying what the nature of a monument is
and what a monument should be.
And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile,
almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.
- Maya Lin

Every memorial in its time has a different goal.
- Maya Lin

The whole memorial is for different senses...
seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling.
I probably would have come up with something different
if I had not lived through it.
- Lawrence Halprin

I spent some time at White Memorial Medical Center
as a senior medical student doing a rotation in surgery;
however,
I felt I wasn't getting enough time assisting.
- Samuel Wilson

Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own,
when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Memorial Day this year is especially important as we
are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that
the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
- Robin Hayes

When I was building the Vietnam Memorial,
I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war,
because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
- Maya Lin

In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a
visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide
information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.
- Dennis Cardoza

When the soldiers came home from Vietnam,
there were no parades, no celebrations.
So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
- William Westmoreland

Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
- Harold MacMillan

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who died defending
our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga
and the civilization that wore it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.
- Pericles

I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for
each of the first three assassinations.
I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial,
so when I found out he had attended its dedication,
that helped focus it further.
- Sarah Vowell

Well, I think one doesn't really have to invent this memorial space,
because it is already there.
And it is speaking with a voice and,
you know,
4 million of us came to see the site.
- Daniel Libeskind

Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who
died defending our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam
War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed
what happened to the veterans.
The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.
- Maya Lin

There will be a competition for the memorial.
And then it can be developed with trees,
with planting.
It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets,
because it is below.
And it can be something very moving and very private.
- Daniel Libeskind

My research, even before 1972, moved in directions
beyond those cited for the Nobel Memorial Prize.
Most of it, in one way or another, deals with information as an economic variable,
both as to its production and as to its use.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow

Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and
it was a long enough period gone by.
I obviously didn't want to hurt anybody,
you know.
It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it.
- Jack Bruce

It's about how to bring together the seemingly contradictory aspects of the memorial,
which is about a tragedy and how it changed the world,
but also about creating a vital and beautiful city of the 21st century.
- Daniel Libeskind

While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives
in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation,
one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings
of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.
- John Linder

After the Great Depression and after public urging,
a nationwide public competition was held to determine
a design for a memorial that would honor President
Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.
- Russ Carnahan

Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place,
and said that it would include a memorial to those
removed from their families.
However, they refused to include any of those who were
removed in the design of their own memorial.
- Malcolm Fraser

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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