65 Memorial Quotes On Success In Life

These memorial quotes will inspire you. Memorial, serving to preserve remembrance, commemorative or something, especially a structure, established to remind people of a person or event.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging memorial quotes, memorial sayings, and memorial proverbs.

Best Memorial Quotes

  1. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  2. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  3. “A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.” ~ Jean Ingelow
  4. “There is no death, only a change of worlds.” ~ Chief Seattle

  5. “Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o’er.” ~ Walter Scott
  6. “A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.” ~ Robert Frost
  7. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.” ~ Irving Berlin
  8. “Your silent tents of green
    We deck with fragrant flowers;
    Yours has the suffering been,
    The memory shall be ours.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. “Things must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

  10. “Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism?” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  11. “Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.” ~ Mary Elizabeth Frye
  12. “We shall pay any price, bear any burden, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  13. “In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  14. “I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the

    living; tears for the dead.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

  15. “Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by day Sleeping the years of their manhood away. Give them the meed they have won in the past; Give them the honors their future forcast; Give them the chaplets they won in the strife; Give them the laurels they lost with their life.” ~ Will Carleton
  16. “Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books.” ~ Walt Whitman , Memorial quotes brother
  17. “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  18. “As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.” ~ John M. McHugh
  19. “If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.” ~ Michelangelo

  20. “Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.” ~ Rupert Brooke
  21. “All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  22. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” ~ Jack Lemmon
  23. “I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.” ~ Benjamin Harrison
  24. “Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by day.” ~ Will Carleton

  25. “Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” ~ Richard Watson Gilder
  26. “Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  27. “But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.” ~ Thomas Dunn English
  28. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” ~ Thomas Moore

  29. “These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” ~ Michael N. Castle
  30. “When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there, I did not die.” ~ Mary Elizabeth Frye
  31. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” ~ Jack Kornfield
  32. “Say not ‘Good-night’ but in some brighter clime, bid me ‘Good-morning.'” ~ Anna Letitia Barbauld

  33. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” ~ Queen Elizabeth II
  34. “He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  35. “Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.” ~ Quintus Ennius
  36. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” ~ Maya Angelou
  37. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller

  38. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~ Thomas Campbell
  39. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller
  40. “Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience.” ~ Henry Waxman
  41. “Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves to-day, lilies and laurels over them we lay, and violets o’er each unforgotten head.” ~ Richard Hovey
  42. “Those we love don’t go away, they sit beside us every day.” ~ Liane Moriarty

  43. “Life can only be understood backwards.” ~ Mackenzie Astin
  44. “We who are left, how shall we look again
    Happily on the sun or feel the rain
    Without remembering how they who went
    Ungrudgingly and spent
    Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?” ~ Wilfrid Wilson Gibson , Memorial quotes for loved ones
  45. “Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.” ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
  46. “The average American is nothing if not patriotic.” ~ Herbert Croly

  47. “Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o’er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking, Dream of battled fields no more. Days of danger, nights of waking.” ~ Walter Scott
  48. “A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.” ~ Susan Sontag
  49. “Death is not the end Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide … Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life Our soul thinks of Immortality” ~ Sri Chinmoy
  50. “Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.” ~ Bergen Evans
  51. “The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

  52. “Life and death are but phases of the same thing, the reverse and obverse of the same coin. Death is as necessary for man’s growth as life itself.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi , Memorial quotes life
  53. “Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty!” ~ Lucy Larcom
  54. “A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  55. “There will be a competition for the memorial. And then it can be developed with trees, with planting. It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets, because it is below. And it can be something very moving and very private.” ~ Daniel Libeskind
  56. “May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.” ~ Zebulon Pike

  57. “Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial, to testify that Christ’s body was given, and his blood shed for us.” ~ William Tyndale
  58. “I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for each of the first three assassinations. I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial, so when I found out he had attended its dedication, that helped focus it further.” ~ Sarah Vowell
  59. “Alas, how can we help but mourn When hero bosoms yield their breath! A century itself may bear But once the flower of such a death.” ~ Silas Weir Mitchell
  60. “On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.” ~ Eric Burdon
  61. “Green sods are all their monument; and yet it tells A nobler history than pillared piles, Or the eternal pyramids.” ~ James Gates Percival

  62. “Their silent wounds have speech
    More eloquent than men;
    Their tones can deeper reach
    Than human voice or pen.” ~ William Robert Woodman
  63. “Who knows when the end is reached? Death may be the beginning of life. How do I know that love of life is not a delusion after all? How do I know that he who dreads to die is as a child who has lost the way and cannot find his way home? How do I know that the dead repent of having previously clung to life?” ~ Zhuangzi
  64. “A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  65. “After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.” ~ William Shakespeare

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