Can't' will be the epitaph of the British Empire - unless we wake up in time.— Oswald Mosley
Tempting Epitaph quotations
History fades into fable; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy; the inscription molders from the tablet: the statue falls from the pedestal. Columns, arches, pyramids, what are they but heaps of sand; and their epitaphs, but characters written in the dust?
This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the earth.
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
I will be satisfied if my epitaph shall be written thus: 'Here lies one who never rose to any eminence, who only courted the low ambition to have it said that he striven to ameliorate the condition of the poor, the lowly, the downtrodden of every race and language and color.'
Over the epitaph of this generation it will say ENTERTAINED TO DEATH.
Cast a cold eye on life, on death Horseman pass by
Augie: Does everybody else know? T.C.: About my epitaph? Augie: About me being gay, you gink-head hoser-face! T.C. Not everybody. There's a night watchman at a Dunkin Donuts just outside of Detroit. He doesn't know yet.
Let there be no inscription upon my tomb; let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph.
Let me tell you how the story ends, where the good guys die and the bad guys win. It doesn't matter how many friend you make, but the graffite they write on your grave.
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
I desire no other epitaph - no hurry about it, I may say - than the statement that I taught medical students in the wards, as I regard this as by far the most useful and important work I have been called upon to do.
A mortgaged home, an empty stomach and a ragged back know no party.
We will live to write the epitaphs of the old parties: "Died of general debility, old age, and chronic falsehoods."
Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory.
Warm summer sun, shine kindly here.
Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That's the story of my private life.
I have only one ambition left: I should like to have a good epitaph.
I would like to think that Ive left the world of cardiovascular surgery better than when I found it. That would be a suitable epitaph.
I wish to have as my epitaph: 'Here lies a man who was wise enough to bring into his service men who knew more than he.'
I picture my epitaph: 'Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown.
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
"Gun-wielding recluse gunned down by local police" isn't the epitaph I want.
I am hoping for "Witnesses reported the sound up to two hundred kilometers away" or "Last body part finally located".
Epitaph: An inscription on a tomb showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect.
Here the whole world (stars, water, air, And field, and forest, as they were Reflected in a single mind) Like cast off clothes was left behind In ashes, yet with hopes that she, Re-born from holy poverty, In lenten lands, hereafter may Resume them on her Easter Day." (Epitaph for Joy Gresham)
If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC
The epitaphs on tombstones of a great many people should read: Died at thirty, and buried at sixty.
Let no man write my epitaph. When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written.
Poet: gardener of epitaphs.
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
An angel visited the green earth, and took a flower away.
For heroes have the whole earth for their tomb;
and in lands far from their own, where the column with its epitaph declares it, there is enshrined in every breast a record unwritten with no tablet to preserve it, except that of the heart.