At the party, Rob Partridge said to me, "You gave hope to other balding men." My new epitaph: "Co-wrote a couple of decent songs and went bald shamelessly."
Here lies one who meant well, tried a little, failed much:surely that may be his epitaph, of which he need not be ashamed. 823Robert Louis Stevenson
It is my ambition to be, as a private individual, abolished and voided from history, leaving it markless, no refuse save the printed books; I wish I had enough sense to see ahead thirty years ago, and like some of the Elizabethans, not signed them. 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
"To follow you
I am not content --
How do I know
which way you went?"
All's well that ends well; which is the epitaph I should put on my tombstone if I were the last man left alive.bertrand russell
His epitaph, written by himself (translation): Man will not always stay on Earth; the pursuit of light and space will lead him to penetrate the bounds of the atmosphere, timidly at first, but in the end to conquer the whole of solar space.konstantin eduardovich tsiolkovsky
Good, my lord, will you see the players well bestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used; for they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time: after your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.william shakespeare
‘You didn't build that’ will be Obama's political epitaph: With these remarks, Obama has come out of the closet as a most odious collectivist, who believes religiously that government predation is a condition for production. Or, put simply, that the parasite created the host.
His epitaph, written by himself (translation): Man will not always stay on Earth; the pursuit of light and space will lead him to penetrate the bounds of the atmosphere, timidly at first, but in the end to conquer the whole of solar space.
Yes, every sin is a mistake, and the epitaph for the sinner is, "Thou fool."
And be the Spartan's epitaph on me "Sparta hath many a worthier son than he."lord byron
And the voice of men shall call, "He is fallen like us all, Though the weapon of the Lord was in his hand:" And thine epitaph shall be "He was wretched ev'n as we;" And thy tomb may be unhonoured in the land.
Let no man write my epitaph; let my grave Be uninscribed, and let my memory rest Till other times are come, and other men, Who then may do me justice.
Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave, But not remember’d in thy epitaph!
Now it is not good for the Christian's health To hustle the Aryan brown, For the Christian riles and the Aryan smiles, and it weareth the Christian down. And the end of the fight is a tombstone white With the name of the late deceased And the epitaph drear: "A fool lies here Who tried to hustle the East."rudyard kipling
[He] hath shewed himselfe singular in the immortall epitaph of his beloved Astrophell, besides many other most absolute Comike inventions.mathew roydon
Die nächste Flut verwischt den Weg im Watt, und alles wird auf allen Seiten gleich; die kleine Insel draußen aber hat die Augen zu; verwirrend kreist der Deich um ihre Wohner, die in einem Schlaf geboren werden, drin sie viele Welten verwechseln schweigend, denn sie reden selten, und jeder Satz ist wie ein epitaphRainer Maria Rilke
around its inhabitants who were born
into a sleep in which many worlds
are silently confused, for they rarely speak,
and every phrase is like an epitaph.
"K-eats! if thy cherished name be "writ in water" E-ach drop has fallen from some mourner's cheek; A-sacred tribute; such as heroes seek, T-hough oft in vain - for dazzling deeds of slaughter S-leep on! Not honoured less for epitaph so meek!"
"A Jacobite's epitaph" (Thomas Babington Macaulay)
Kind reader! take your choice to cry or laugh; Here HAROLD lies but where's his epitaph? If such you seek, try Westminster, and view Ten thousand, just as fit for him as you.