Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his. Hardly another character in the world's record has made so little of its opportunities. His discovery was a blunder; his blunder was a new world; the New World is his monument!
This bread and wine are the simple but eloquent monument to the infinite love of the Son of God, around which we gather with tender, tearful gratitude, because He loved us'so, and because we know that our garlands of affection and consecration are pleasing to Him.abbott eliot kittredge
A sonnet is a moment's monument, Memorial from the Soul's eternity To one dead deathless hour.Dante Gabriel Rossetti
O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her and be her sense but as a monument.william shakespeare
Theirs is no vulgar sepulchre--green sods Are all their monument, and yet it tells A nobler history than pillared piles Or the eternal pyramids.
Sir Patrick Rackrent lived and died a monument of old Irish hospitality.Maria Edgeworth
Those who talk of the Bible as a 'monument of English prose'are merely admiring it as a monument over the grave of Christianity.
The poet as well Builds his monument mockingly; For man will be blotted out, the blithe earth die, the brave sun Die blind, his heart blackening: Yet stones have stood for a thousand years, and pained thoughts found The honey peace in old poems.(John) Robinson Jeffers
A little shorter than the Washington monument, erect, elegant, dogmatic, and ironically witty.
As to my body and burial, I do leave it to the disposition and discretion of my executor, hereafter named, but with this special charge, that it be done as privately as may be, without any state, acknowledging myself to be unworthy of the least outward regard in this world, and unworthy of any remembrance, that hath been so great a sinner, and I do further charge and desire that no monument be made for me, but at the utmost a plain stone with this inscription only — Vermis sum. [I am a worm.]william lenthall
Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.george s. patton
Theirs is no vulgar sepulchre--green sodsAre all their monument, and yet it tellsA nobler history than pillared pilesOr the eternal pyramids.james gates percival
Les gloires, les trompettes, les palmes... et les bas-reliefs,... tout cela fait un monumentpablo picasso
At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been visionary in his efforts to preserve this country's wild and scenic areas, both in film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature's monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans.ansel adams
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!benjamin, park, sr.
I must get off for a bit or I'll bonnet Joggleberry or get up and propose a national monument to Guy Fawkes or something silly.john buchan
Are you going to be just kind of a walking monument to a job, or are you going to have some kind of really significant inner life of your own? Because the external things the job, the house, the this, the that do not really fill the place inside.Robertson Davies
The absence of a monument can, in its own way, be something of a monument also.roger zelazny
The dying boy said: " Father, don't you weep for me; when I get to heaven I will go straight to Jesus and tell Him that ever since I can remember you have tried to lead me to Him." I would rather have my children say that of me after I am gone; or if they die before me, I would rather they should take that message to the Master than to have a monument over me reaching to the skies.
Tombs are the clothes of the dead. A grave is but a plain suit, and a rich monument is one embroidered.thomas fuller
Thou, in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thyself a life-long monument.john milton
A great public library, in its catalogue and its physical disposition of its books on shelves, is the monument of literary genres.
She sat like patience on a monument Smiling at grief.william shakespeare
This comes of altering fundamental laws and overpersuading by his landlord to take physic (of which he died) for the benefit of the doctor Stavo bene (was written on his monument) ma per star meglio, sto qui.
O what a monument of glorious worth, When in a new edition he comes forth, Without erratas, may we think he'll be In leaves and covers of eternity!
He did not say a monument to what, but he meant, I am sure, to leave it as a monument to the loyalty of our soldiers, who would bear all the horrors of Libby sooner than desert their flag and cause.