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Epitaph Quotes

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The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Those who say that life is worth living at any cost
have already written an epitaph of infamy,
for there is no cause and no person that they will
not betray to stay alive.
- Sidney Hook

An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of
goods that has been discontinued.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Let there be no inscription upon my tomb;
let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph.
- Robert Emmet

 

It is my aim, and every effort bent,
that the sum and history of my life,
which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too,
shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
- William Faulkner

I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank.
No epitaph, and no name.
Well, actually, I'd like it to say "figment."
- Andy Warhol

Lest when I am gone you may be at a loss for an epitaph for me,
let me give you one - He Fed Fevers.
- Robert James Graves

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Let no man write my epitaph...
When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth,
then shall my character be vindicated,
then may my epitaph be written.
- Robert Emmet

And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own.
I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills.
That's the story of my private life.
- Gloria Swanson

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.
- Billy Sunday

Epitaph for a dead waiter - God finally caught his eye.
- George S. Kaufman

I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable
man which has pleased me very much.
I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it:
"What I spent I lost;
what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me."
- Joseph Addison

I never understood why when you died,
you didn't just vanish, everything could just keep
going on the way it was only you just wouldn't be there.
I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank.
No epitaph, and no name.
Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.'
- Andy Warhol

For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory
of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its
possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time.
- George Sutherland

It's not an epitaph.
I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it.
It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out.
I'm not trying to create some impression about myself.
That doesn't interest me.
- Alan Alda

I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing.
I contributed.
I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.
- Brian Clough

Reading the epitaphs, our only salvation lies in resurrecting
the dead and burying the living.
- Paul Eldridge

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want,
but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
- Kathleen Norris

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

In your days - things like this happen to you...
You get a tap, a nudge, a gentle shake,
and life whispers to you, "I know you're tired -
but I don't want you to miss this."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
- Dan Stanford

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

We can do anything we want to
if we stick to it long enough.
- Helen Keller

When I want to be bold about my movement ...
I for sure do not call it exercise!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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