Quotes of the Day for 4 November 2003 – Tombs
It was on this day in 1922 that British archaeologist Howard Carter opened the tomb of the boy pharaoh, Tut an Khamen, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. We accept that you "can't take it with you", but the pharoahs definitely did not. Today's quotes are on Tombs and Graves.
Before seeking revenge, first dig two graves.
- Chinese proverb
The dead take to the grave, clutched in their hands, only what they have given away.
- DeWitt Wallace
I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have.
- Harry S Truman, 1884 - 1972
The true tomb of the dead is the heart of the living.
- Jean Cocteau
The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not graven only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men's lives.
That would be a good thing for them to carve on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgement.
- Dorothy Parker, 1893 - 1967
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