Quotations on Grave

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I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Power, Grave, Man)

None can less afford to delay than the aged sinner. Now is the time. Now or never. You have, as it were, one foot already in the grave. Your opportunities will soon be over. Strive, then, I entreat you, to enter in at the strait gate.
- Archibald Alexander
(Keywords: Time, Delay, Grave, Now, Will)

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: God, Exercise, Grave, Intellect, Limits)

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Soul, Earth, Grave, Heaven, Lent, Will)

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Age, Grave, May, Meditation, Old, World)

Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers.
- Luis Bunuel
(Keywords: Love, Grave, Horror, Newspapers, Press, Years)

I should like these few words to be read over the grave when my body is placed in the earth; for though it is possible I may be present and conscious of what is going on, I shall not be able to communicate.
- Edward Carpenter
(Keywords: Body, Earth, Grave, May, Present, Words)

Every time I think that I am getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Keywords: Time, Grave, Old)

Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Marriage, Grave, Wit)

We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: People, Countries, Destruction, Grave, President, State, states, United, Weapons, World)

A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
- Salmon P. Chase
(Keywords: Act, Grave, Man, Resignation, Right)

It's never easy with characters in these dark and grave circumstances but that's my job.
- Patricia Clarkson
(Keywords: Circumstances, Grave, Job)

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Age, Grave, Old)

Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Fame, Flowers, Future, Grave, Living, May, Nothing, Present)

The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Life, Grave, May, Reputation, Whisper)

Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring.
- Bob Considine
(Keywords: Work, Day, Grave, May, Open, Vanity, Wonder, Word)

The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: Fact, Grave, Old, Republican)

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
- Quentin Crisp
(Keywords: Mother, Country, Fire, Grave, Open)

Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Thought, Bed, Grave, Spring, World)

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Progress, Grave, Night)

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
- Dorothy Dix
(Keywords: Soul, Confession, Grave, Punishment, Secrets, Silence, Weakness)

We can know nothing till after this grave debate. The soul must withdraw, for this is not its hour. Now the knife must divide the flesh, and lay the ravage bare, and do its work completely.
- Georges Duhamel
(Keywords: Work, Soul, Debate, Grave, Nothing, Now)

All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger. It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.
- Gerald Durrell
(Keywords: Civilization, Progress, Being, Danger, Grave, Wildlife, World)

Jealousy is the grave of affection.
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Keywords: Affection, Grave, Jealousy)

We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Death, Grave, Heaven, May)

We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
- Jan Egeland
(Keywords: People, Rights, Grave, Human rights, Now, Population)

The queen and I always got on well, still do; I uphold everything Her Majesty represents, has given up her life for. It's her duty. For her country, she's selfless to the grave.
- Sarah Ferguson
(Keywords: Life, Country, Duty, Grave, Queen)

But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter.
- Sally Field
(Keywords: Danger, Grave, Losing, Years)

Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated.
- Howard Fineman
(Keywords: Thought, People, American, Being, Challenge, Classroom, Grave, Man, President)

It is a grave matter to enter a war, without adequate military preparation; it may prove fatal to come into peace, without moral and religious preparation.
- Louis Finkelstein
(Keywords: Peace, War, Grave, May, Military, Preparation, Religious)

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Life, Grave, Laziness, Leisure, Will)

Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
- Stephen Fry
(Keywords: Acting, Actor, Day, Grave, Writer, Writing, Years)

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Keywords: Clothes, Grave, Monument)

Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: People, Being, Criticism, Extreme, Freedom, Grave, Laziness, Literary)

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
- Baltasar Gracian
(Keywords: Advice, Grave, Teaching)

I was darkly convinced that at age 52 I would kill myself because my mother committed suicide at that age. I was fantasizing that she was waiting for me on the other side of the grave.
- Spalding Gray
(Keywords: Age, Mother, Grave, Suicide, Waiting)

Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave - with both ends kicked out.
- Vance Havner
(Keywords: People, Grave, Nothing)

The credit which the apparent conformity with recognized scientific standards can gain for seemingly simple but false theories may, as the present instance shows, have grave consequences.
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Keywords: Conformity, Consequences, Credit, Gain, Grave, May, Present, Theories)

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.
- Matthew Henry
(Keywords: Fear, Feet, Grave, Heaven)

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
- Thomas Hobbes
(Keywords: Thoughts, Blame, Grave, Light, Man, Shame)

I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems.
- Harri Holkeri
(Keywords: Environmental, Society, Grave, Problems, Questions)

I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Art, Soul, Earth, Grave, Will)

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
- John James Ingalls
(Keywords: Men, Democracy, Grave, Rank)

Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General.
- Daniel Inouye
(Keywords: Fitness, People, Failure, Grave, Mind, Questions, Senate, states, United)

I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Keywords: Life, Grave, Rest)

For example, the opposition between acute and grave phonemes has the capacity to suggest an image of bright and dark, of pointed and rounded, of thin and thick, of light and heavy, etc.
- Roman Jakobson
(Keywords: Example, Grave, Light, Opposition)

The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come.
- John Jewel
(Keywords: Life, God, Knowledge, Correction, End, Grave, Vices, Word)

A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
- Chief Joseph
(Keywords: Love, Father, Grave, Man)

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph
(Keywords: Life, Father, Grave, Land, Spirit)

Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
- Janos Kadar
(Keywords: Leadership, Grave, Party, Past, Shadow, Years)



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