A broken Altar, Lord, thy servant rears, Made of a heart, and cemented with tears.
The altar of liberty totters when it is cemented only with bloodDaniel O'Connell
Lincoln's appeal to "the better angels of our nature" failed to avert a fratricidal war. But the compassionate wisdom of Lincoln's first and second inaugurals bequeathed to the Union, cemented with blood, a moral heritage which, when drawn upon in times of stress and strife, is sure to find specific ways and means to surmount difficulties that may appear to be insurmountable.felix frankfurter
West Africa today is just a quarry of paving stones for Hell, and those stones were cemented in place withMary Henrietta Kingsley