quote by Alexander The Great

Bury my body and don't build any monument. Keep my hands out so the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died.

— Alexander The Great

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Monument quote Excuses don't construct monuments. Action does.
Excuses don't construct monuments. Action does.

Take the stones people throw at you, and use them to build a monument

I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.

Monument quote I have never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
I have never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.

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

The slow-rising central horror of "Watergate" is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it.


Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another.

Monument quote It's about posting it forward. All digital leaders have mastered the art of post
It's about posting it forward. All digital leaders have mastered the art of posting-it-forward. Digital hugs" are crucial in a world with decreased face time. You may feel pretty confident in your face-to-face skills, but have you mastered digital messaging? The power of posting-it-forward is monumental. In fact, you will attract more followers digitally in two days than you will in two months if you show interest in your audience versus trying to get them interested in you.

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.

I don't want to die and leave a few sad songs and a hump in the ground as my only monument. I want to leave a world that is liberated from trash, pollution, racism, nation-states, nation-state wars and armies, from pomp, bigotry, parochialism, a thousand different brands of untruth and licentious, usurious economics.

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

Don't let mistakes be so monumental, don't let your love be so confidential, don't let your mind be so darn judgemental, and please let your heart be more influential. Be thankful for all that the spirit provides and be thankful for all that you see without eyes.


After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

But the longer and further I ran, the more I realized that what I was often chasing was a state of mind- a place where worries that seemed monumental melted away, where the beauty and timelessness of the universe, of the present moment, came into sharp focus.

Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.

An architect does not need to spend his whole career making monuments for rich people.

The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful effort on the part of the Company to bring about a better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers.


All the Dachaus must remain standing.

The Dachaus, the Belsens, the Buchenwalds, the Auschwitzes - all of them. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the Earth into a graveyard. Into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge,,then we become the gravediggers.

Egyptian pyramids or obelisks – seemed to be the basis of the great memorials that have kept their significance and dignity across time. Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box nor a dome seemed right on this site or for this purpose. But here, at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch did seem right.

(A unified) 'Europe' is the result of plans.

It is, in fact, a classic utopian project, a monument to the vanity of intellectuals, a programme whose inevitable destiny is failure: only the scale of the final damage done is in doubt.

Cities are beautiful because they are created slowly;

they are made by time. A city is born from a tangle of monuments and infrastructures , culture and market, national history and everyday stories. It takes 500 years to create a city, 50 to create a neighborhood.

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.


Genius, when employed in works whose tendency it is to demoralize and to degrade us, should be contemplated with abhorrence rather than with admiration; such a monument of its power, may indeed be stamped with immortality, but like the Coliseum at Rome, we deplore its magnificence because we detest the purposes for which it was designed.

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.

It seems to me that it had no other rationale than to show that we are not simply the country of entertainers, but also that of engineers and builders called from across the world to build bridges, viaducts, stations and major monuments of modern industry, the Eiffel Tower deserves to be treated with consideration.

It is important to realize that whatever we do or design has iconographic references, it comes from somewhere; any form is always metaphorical, never totally metaphysical; it is never a 'destiny' but always a fact with some kind of historical reference. To put an object on a base means to monumentalize it, to make everyone aware it exists.

The things we do outlast our mortality.

The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you.


A wise nation preserves its records, gathers up its muniments, decorates the tombes of its illustrious dead, repairs its greatest structures and fosters national pride and love of country, by perpetual references to the sacrifices and glories of the past.

Green sods are all their monument; and yet it tells A nobler history than pillared piles, Or the eternal pyramids.

In the centre of a spacious table rose a pastry as large as a church, flanked on the north by a quarter of cold veal, on the south by an enormous ham, on the east by a monumental pile of butter, and on the west by an enormous dish of artichokes, with a hot sauce.

Even as water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character.

It seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America’s power.

It has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument and we say this is one nation under God.


Much education today is monumentally ineffective.

All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.

To go back to architecture, whats organic about architecture as a field, unlike product design, is this whole issue of holism and of monumentality is really our realm. Like, we have to design things which are coherent as a single object, but also break down into small rooms and have an identity of both the big scale and the small scale.

MONUMENT, n. A structure intended to commemorate something which either needs no commemoration or cannot be commemorated.

Until we consider animal life to be worthy of the consideration and reverence we bestow upon old books and pictures and historic monuments, there will always be the animal refugee living a precarious life on the edge of extermination, dependent for existence on the charity of a few human beings.

Is there no pity sitting in the clouds That sees into the bottom of my grief? O sweet my mother, cast me not away! Delay this marriage for a month, a week, Or if you do not, make the bridal bed In that dim monument where Tybalt lies.

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