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

Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil. - Frank McKinney 'Kin' Hubbard

Structure builds minds into great Monuments. - Robert M. Hensel

Men as well as rivers grow crooked by following the path of least resistance. - Thomas Jefferson

That flesh is but the glass, which holds the dust That measures all our time; which also shall Be crumbled into dust. (The Temple, Church Monuments) - George Herbert

Pygmies are pygmies still, though perched on Alps; And pyramids are pyramids in vales. Each man makes his own stature, builds himself. Virtue alone out-builds the Pyramids; Her monuments shall last when Egypt's fall. - Edward Young

Mountains are earth's un-decaying monuments. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

If you seek Hamilton's monument, look around. You are living in it. We honour Jefferson, but live in Hamilton's country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government. - George F. Will

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals, they always come in handy. [Pl., Burzac pomniki, oszczedzajcie cokoly. Zawsze moga sie przydac] - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

A Sonnet is a moment's monument, Memorial from the Soul's eternity To one dead deathless hour. - Dante Gabriel Rossetti