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Top 39 Quotes About Memorials

#1. Sadly, a prize for peace is a rarity in this world. Most nations have monuments or memorials to war, bronze salutations to heroic battles, archways of triumph. But peace has no parade, no pantheon of victory. - Author: Kofi Annan
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#2. It is inevitable that I will leave a legacy simply because I cannot walk through life without leaving footprints as I walk. Therefore, I would be wise to consider the path before I make the prints. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#3. Later still, the war memorials would sprout from the earth, dwelling not on the loss, but on what the loss had won, and what a fine thing it was to be victorious. "Victorious and dead," some muttered, "is a poor sort of victory. - Author: M.L. Stedman
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#4. The accounting of the sacrifice is, more than anything else, the attitude toward war memorials in our time. - Author: Friedrich St. Florian
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#5. But what is a memorial, when you come right down to it, but a commemoration of wounds endured? Endured, and resented. Without memory, there can be no revenge. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#6. How often we have had cause to regret that the histrionic art, of all the fine arts the most intense in its immediate effect, should be, of all others, the most transient in its result! - and the only memorials it can leave behind, at best, so imperfect and so unsatisfactory! - Author: Anna Brownell Jameson
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#7. Keith Moon in Wembley, England, all facts attested to by the writing on the memorials. - Author: Jonathan Kellerman
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#8. I'm not a historian who thinks Confederate memorials should be boarded up. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#9. But we will not bury our mother. We have no interest in putting her bones in soft ground, no desire for memorials and platitudes, no feelings attached to the organic detritus of her terminated existence. - Author: JY Yang
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#10. I think the wilderness is where things happen and no one writes about them. It is the place where there are no maps, no memorials to heroes, no gravestones, no paper and no ink. - Author: J.M. McDermott
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#11. Every American should have a say in the memorials we choose to build in our nation. Family members have a special responsibility. - Author: Susan Eisenhower
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#12. When night falls over Washington, D.C., memorials, public buildings, and broad avenues become ethereal shapes in soft light and shadow. Floodlights, piercing the darkness, etch familiar landmarks in silver against a velvet sky. Unsuspected definition of form and contour is revealed. - Author: Volkmar Wentzel
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#13. But monument themselves memorials need. - Author: George Crabbe
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#14. the symbolic dimensions of disaster and recovery cannot be separated from political history. Even as buildings and memorials become the touchstones of memory and identity, they are also implicated in larger social, cultural, and political processes. - Author: Lawrence J. Vale
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#15. A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.
[Letter to the Millicent (Rogers) Library, February 22, 1894] - Author: Mark Twain
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#16. Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience. - Author: Henry Waxman
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#17. I am weary seeing our laboring classes so wretchedly housed, fed, and clothed, while thousands of dollars are wasted every year over unsightly statues. If these great man must have outdoor memorials, let them be in the form of handsome blocks of buildings for the poor - Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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#18. If the baser instinct of rampant self-preservation adamantly refuses to surrender itself to the infinitely greater call of self-sacrifice, in attempting to save our lives we will have in reality completely destroyed our lives. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#19. Why should the Eisenhower memorial be over twice the size of WWII Memorial? Why should it be so vast as to comfortably house two Lincoln Memorials, two Washington Monuments, and two Jefferson Memorials - all six at once? - Author: Leon Krier
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#20. Our public monuments are memorials to the Enlightenment. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#21. I didn't expect to find much visible trace of the American war in Vietnam. The Vietnamese are too hard-bitten to dwell on it, and they've sanded away all but the outcroppings of history - the museums, the memorials. - Author: Evan Osnos
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#22. I cannot stress this enough: do not take powerful hallucinogens before going to a Holocaust memorial. - Author: Nathan Rabin
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#23. Numerous are the posthumous museums and memorials devoted exclusively to one artist, architect or author and designed to preserve or artificially reconstruct the namesake's original working or living conditions. - Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist
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#24. The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on. - Author: Ada Louise Huxtable
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#25. In a clear voice, Mrs. Ross said, "This may be where we mark Liam's time with us, but I don't want you to think this is where you have to come to think about Liam." She held the vase close to her chest. "Think about him always." Her mouth puckered. "Anywhere. - Author: Jessica Knoll
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#26. Under the new government of the Constitution, beginning in 1789, all of the peacetime measures were repeated: chaplains, prayers, memorials of Thanksgiving, the Northwest Ordinance, funding for the Christian education of Indians. - Author: M. Stanton Evans
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#27. We always glorify war, but why? We have war memorials everywhere but I never saw a peace memorial yet. We teach our children war game. We let them play game which is not other than a legal war but we expect peace from them. How foolish that could be! - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#28. Failures however, are the stuff of scrutiny. And so we often erect memorials over our failures while our successes drift into the foggy backwaters of our mind. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#29. It would take 2,000 Vietnam Memorials to list the [Twentieth] century's war dead. - Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
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#30. In the West today public places are no longer named after military victories. Our war memorials depict not proud commanders on horseback but weeping mothers, weary soldiers, or exhaustive lists of names of the dead. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#31. If you look at the history of presidential memorials, it takes a long time to get them done. - Author: Susan Eisenhower
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#32. I was hesitant to approach people. I'm socially awkward. But I was working on a number of memorials, and finally it dawned on me: These are memorials to people who wrote, so I should use their writing. That's how I started to quit. - Author: Jenny Holzer
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#33. ...the enduring human need to be remembered. - Author: Ben Sherwood
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#34. But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place. - Author: Dan Rather
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#35. Who am I to decide what someone should or shouldn't do? People skip funerals and memorials all the time, for all sorts of reasons. Maybe they want to grieve for their loved ones in private. Maybe it's too hard for them. Maybe they just don't believe in funerals. It's not my place to judge - Author: Elle Kennedy
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#36. It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life. - Author: Adam Clarke
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#37. A perpetual scandal: honoring the dead. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#38. The war in vietnam threatened to tear our society apart, and the political and philosophical disagreements that separated each side continue, to some extent. It's been said that these memorials reflect a hunger for healing. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#39. I find the English amazing how they got over 7/7. There were no multiple memorials with people sobbing as they would have been in America. There, they are constantly scaring people, but at the same time, people think nothing of going to see a therapist. - Author: Gwyneth Paltrow
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