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Motivational Monuments Quotes

May these quotes about Monuments inspire and motivate you.

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

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A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Tombs are the clothes of the dead.
A grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Death comes to all,
but great achievements build a monument
which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden


 

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill


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