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If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on the headstone might well be: 'It seemed a good idea at the time.' - Rebecca West

Don't smoke too much, drink too much, eat too much or work too much. We're all on the road to the grave, but there's no need to be in the passing lane. - Robert Orben

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

So wise, so grave, of so perplex'd a tongue, And loud withal, that would not wag, not scarce Lie still without a fee. - Ben Jonson

Sleep is a death, O make me try, By sleeping, what it is to die: And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. - Sir Thomas Browne

A grave, wherever found, preaches a short and pithy sermon to the soul. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light. - Boris Pasternak

We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. - Abraham Lincoln

Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept, and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years. - Jean Paul Richter