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Grave Quotes

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Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Sad Feeling-Down Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Spiritual

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

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 borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
- Joseph Hall

 

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

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium:
its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.
- Thomas de Quincey

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The secret thoughts of a man run over all things,
holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave,
and light, without shame or blame.
- Thomas Hobbes

Every time I think that I am getting old,
and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

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

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

I was known as the chief grave robber of my state.
- Dan Quayle

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night,
shall lead thee to thy grave.
- William Wordsworth

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

Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway,
digs his own grave.
- Georg Buchner

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant,
then it's night once more.
- Samuel Beckett

Sometimes it feels as if everything in life is just
something we haul into the grave.
- Doug Coupland

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

I think I'll take my record of 13 goals to the grave.
- Just Fontaine

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes,
and pompous in the grave.
- Thomas Browne

We shall see our friends again.
We can lay them in the grave; we know they are safe with God.
- Matthew Simpson

The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected
upon the grave of liberty.
- John Lothrop Motley

Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.
- Margaret Cavendish

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

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

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.
- Quentin Crisp

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

I take a grave view of the press.
It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.
- A. J. Liebling

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,
on this side of the grave.
- Francis Bacon

The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
- Ellen Glasgow

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

A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one -
they show one another off to the best advantage.
- William Hazlitt

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

Age makes all things greater after their death;
a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave.
- Sextus Propertius

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through
a joke than grave teaching.
- Baltasar Gracian

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

An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave;
legions of angels can't confine me there.
- Edward Young

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

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

There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in
the republic of the grave.
- John James Ingalls

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

You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age,
when you're staring into the grave.
- Frank McCourt

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

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
- Thomas Gray

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

He is an old bore.
Even the grave yawns for him.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Confession is always weakness.
The grave soul keeps its own secrets,
and takes its own punishment in silence.
- Dorothy Dix

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things.
There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
- Benjamin Franklin

Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?
- Lord Byron

To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.
- Sinead O'Connor

If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave.
- Ralph Kiner

I'll perform all the way to the grave.
- Patti LaBelle

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

Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave -
with both ends kicked out.
- Vance Havner

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

You have come into a hard world.
I know of only one easy place in it,
and that is the grave.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave.
- Manfred von Richthofen

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

I'll only stop singing when I'm in my grave.
- Compay Segundo

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

We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave
danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment.
- Ludwig Quidde

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

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

To try to correct imbalances with trade restrictions is a grave error.
- Rodrigo Rato

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire,
and drop into your grave.
- Quentin Crisp

I hate this place.
I shall hate it to my grave.
- Wallis Simpson

It's never easy with characters in these dark and grave
circumstances but that's my job.
- Patricia Clarkson


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