Joseph Addison, Spectator, No. 215.
All your better deeds Shall be in water writ, but this in marble.Beaumont, Francis and Fletcher,John
Sometimes, in order to imitate the original, it is necessary toput something that isnot inthe original into a portrait in marble.
Nothing the greatest artist can conceive That every marble block doth not confine Within itself; and only its design The hand that follows intellect can achieve.
In the modern city, it takes on the status of a cathedral, our Chartres, our Notre Dame, our marble museum of the soul.Richard Rodriguez
Count not the cost of honour to the dead!The tribute that a mighty nation paysTo those who loved her well in former daysMeans more than gratitude for glories fled;For every noble man that she hath bred,Lives in the bronze and marble that we raise,Immortalised by art's immortal praise,To lead our sons as he our fathers led.henry van dyke
Poets that lasting marble seekMust come in Latin or in Greek.Edmund Waller
If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble to dust; but if we work on men's immortal minds, if we impress on them with high principles, the just fear of God and love for their fellow-men, we engrave on those tablets something which no time can efface, and which will brighten and brighten to all eternity.Daniel Webster
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.Daniel Webster
The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble; many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.john lyly
His heart was one of those which most enamour us, Wax to receive, and marble to retain: He was a lover of the good old school, Who still become more constant as they cool.lord byron
O thou who art able to write a Book, which once in the two centuries or oftener there is a man gifted to do, envy not him whom they name City-builder, and inexpressibly pity him whom they name Conqueror or City-burner! Thou too art a Conqueror and Victor; but of the true sort, namely over the Devil: thou too hast built what will outlast all marble and metal, and be a wonder-bringing City of the Mind, a Temple and Seminary and Prophetic Mount, whereto all kindreds of the Earth will pilgrim.thomas carlyle
For men use, if they have an evil turn, to write it in marble: and whoso doth us a good turn we write it in dust.
I'm king of the dead and I make my throne On a monument slab of marble cold; And my scepter of rule is the spade I hold: Come they from cottage or come they from hall, Mankind are my subjects, all, all, all! Let them loiter in pleasure or toilfully spin I gather them in, I gather them in!
Golden hair, like sunlight streaming On the marble of her shoulder.john godfrey saxe
His heart was one of those which most enamour us, Wax to receive, and marble to retain.lord byron
My heart is wax to be moulded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain.Miguel de Cervantes
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
Just where the Treasury's marble front * Looks over Wall Street's mingled nations, Where Jews and Gentiles most are wont * To throng for trade and last, quotations; Where, hour, by hour, the rates of gold * Outrival, in the ears of people, The quarter-chimes, serenely tolled From Trinity's undaunted steeple.edmund clarence stedman
With chiseled touch The stone unhewn and cold Becomes a living mould, The more the marble wastes, The more the statue grows.
When I am forgotten, as I shall be, And sleep in dull cold marble, * * * * Say, I taught thee.william shakespeare
The laurel-tree grew large and strong, Its roots went searching deeply down; It split the marble walls of Wrong, And blossomed o'er the Despot's crown.richard henry horne
Under this marble, or under this sill, Or under this turf, or e'en what they will, Whatever an heir, or a friend in his stead, Or any good creature shall lay o'er my head, Lies one who ne'er car'd, and still cares not a pin What they said or may say of the mortal within; But who, living and dying, serene, still and free, Trusts in God that as well as he was he shall be.Alexander Pope
He had discovered that a cubic inch of marble consisted of about half its weight of pure lime, and as much air as would fill a vessel holding six wine gallons. ... What could be more singular than to find so subtle a substance as air existing in the form of a hard stone, and its presence accompanied by such a change in the properties of that stone? ... It is surely a dull mind that will not be animated by such a prospect.
And sleep in dull cold marble.
I found Rome brick, I leave it marble.