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Tombs Quotes by William Cowper, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, George Crabbe and many others.

In a fleshly tomb, I am buried above ground.
William Cowper
Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Brothers, he who dies here dies in the radiance of the future, and we are entering a tomb all flooded with the dawn.
Victor Hugo
Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,
Live regist’red upon our brazen tombs
And then grace us in the disgrace of death;
When, spite of cormorant devouring Time,
Th’ endeavor of this present breath may buy
That honor which shall bate his scythe’s keen edge
And make us heirs of all eternity.
William Shakespeare
I–love’s skein upon the ground,
My body in the tomb–
Shall leap into the light lost
In my mother’s womb.
William Butler Yeats
Virtues neglected then, adored become, And graces slighted, blossom on the tomb.
George Crabbe
The year 1999, seventh month, from the sky will come a great King of Terror: to bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, before and after Mars to reign by good luck.
My enemies make appointments at my tomb.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Come for your revenge at last, elf?” Royce stepped forward. He looked down at Thranic and then around the room. “How could I top possibly top this? Sealed alive in a tomb of rock. My only regret is that I had nothing to do with it
Michael J. Sullivan
Though I was satisfied that I was on the verge of perhaps a magnificent find, probably one of the missing tombs that I had been seeking for many years, I was much puzzled by the smallness of the opening in comparison with those of other royal tombs in the valley.
Howard Carter
The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives.
Marriage is the tomb of love.
Giacomo Casanova
…And, all at once, the moon arouse through the thin ghastly mist, And was crimson in color… And they lynx which dwelleth forever in the tomb, came out therefrom. And lay down at the feet of the demon. And looked at him steadily in the face.
Edgar Allan Poe
The haggard aspect of the little old man was wonderfully suited to the place; he might have groped among old churches and tombs and deserted houses and gathered all the spoils with his own hands. There was nothing in the whole collection but was in keeping with himself nothing that looked older or more worn than he.
Charles Dickens
A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent
Logan Pearsall Smith
Thank God for grace, Ye who weep only! If, as some have done, Ye grope tear-blinded in a desert place And touch but tombs,–look up! Those tears will run Soon in long rivers down the lifted face, And leave the vision clear for stars and sun.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The cross, as poignant as it is, is understandable from a human perspective: an innocent man was murdered by crooked politicians and religious leaders. But the empty tomb– what can you say? Only a supernatural God could accomplish that.
Jim Cymbala
Never draw a gun on a man unless you intend to kill him. And believe me, if you do intend to kill him he will already know it. Then he will feel the cold breath of the tomb.
George S. Patton
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
Alexander the Great
I seal that which was not to be said in the tomb that I become.
Umberto Eco
Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb – or Dome of Worm – or Porch of Gnome – or some Elf’s Catacomb?
Emily Dickinson
Jesus didn’t really die-someone gave him a long drug that made him look like dead, and he revived in the tomb. Answer: Roman soldiers knew how to kill people, and no disciple would have been fooled by a half-drugged, beat-up Jesus into thinking he’d defeated death and inaugurated the kingdom.
N. T. Wright
Unteachable from infancy to tomb — There is the first & main characteristic of mankind.
Winston Churchill
Our loss put six feet under ground
Is measured by the magnolia’s root;
Our gain’s the intellectual sound
Of death’s feet round a weedy tomb.
Allen Tate
He that unburied lies wants not his hearse, For unto him a tomb’s the Universe.
Thomas Browne
This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the earth.
Benito Mussolini
I want no heaven for which I must give my reason; no happiness in exchange for my liberty, and no immortality that demands the surrender of my individuality. Better rot in the windowless tomb, to which there is no door but the red mouth of the pallid worm, than to wear the jeweled collar of a god.
Robert Green Ingersoll
The Egyptians would sacrifice red-headed men on the tomb of Osiris because red was the colour associated with Set, the Egyptian version of Satan.
David Icke
Our years Glide silently away. No tears, No loving orisons repair The wrinkled cheek, the whitening hair That drop forgotten to the tomb.
Man gains wider dominion by his intellect than by his right arm. The mustard-seed of thought is a pregnant treasury of vast results. Like the germ in the Egyptian tombs its vitality never perishes; and its fruit will spring up after it has been buried for long ages.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
All flesh is grass. and all its glory fades
Like the fair flower dishevell’d in the wind;
Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream;
The man we celebrate must find a tomb,
And we that worship him, ignoble graves.
William Cowper
Man and the animals are merely a passage and channel for food, a tomb for other animals, a haven for the dead, giving life by the death of others, a coffer full of corruption.
Leonardo da Vinci
Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.
Anthony Sampson
I felt beautiful when I was in Cambodia for Tomb Raider. I was sweaty, and my hair was matted and all over the place. And I was happy and hot and accomplishing a lot and running around, and I could feel my heart beating, and I felt beautiful.
Angelina Jolie
We’ve voted in a government that’s rotting at the core, Appointing Godless Judges who throw reason out the door, Too soft to place a killer in a well deserved tomb, But brave enough to kill a baby before he leaves the womb.
Roy Moore
The mummy’s curse really didn’t catch on as a premise until they opened Tut’s tomb. But it is true that there are spells, and incantations, and warnings on some of the pharaoh’s tombs that do promise destruction to anyone who disrupts their eternal sleep, so there is precedence for it.
Josh Gates
For God so loved the world, that whosoever believes in him will, from that point on, be considered weired by the rest of the world, which means the church should be more like a zoo than a tomb of identical mummies.
Mike Yaconelli
It makes the heart to tremble when you open an undiscovered tomb.
Zahi Hawass
Jesus wasn’t real loving sometimes. He called the Pharisees vipers, snakes, whitewashed tombs. So, you have to understand the world in which we live is dangerous.
Franklin Graham
I broke into shakespeare’s tomb and stole his remains, grinded the bones, smoked it, then got in the game
In the depths of every heart there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and the revelry above may cause us to forget their existence.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
You’re walking by the tomb of Battiades,
Who knew well how to write poetry, and enjoy
Laughter at the right moment, over the wine.
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer; Death is strong, but Life is stronger; Stronger than the dark, the light; Stronger than the wrong, the right; Faith and Hope triumphant say Christ will rise on Easter Day.
Phillips Brooks
I really want my acting to be definitive a lot of times, but I must feel like in any given moment there is a lot of things going on with Rose. I kept telling Denzel [Washington] throughout filming [Fences] that the house is her joy and her tomb.
Viola Davis
A man crawls into a tomb to die. A boy crawls in to live. You think that’s chance?
Michelle Paver
We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other … except through faith.
Stephen King
Martin Luther King (Jr.) during the civil rights movement used to exclaim that he looked forward to heaven where he would be “Free at last.” That is the inscription on his tomb in Atlanta.
Billy Graham
I archive a lot of my clothes and have them wrapped up and in boxes. I call them ‘little tombs’ and keep them in a storage space… I would never get rid of the dress I wore on the night I won my Oscar. When I die, someone can have it, but not a minute before!
Halle Berry
I absolutely fell in love with Moscow. It’s one of those places where you can’t help but trip over history at every turn. It’s a city of enormous contradictions. Within a few yards of Lenin’s Tomb is some of the most expensive shopping in the world.
Daniel Silva
It was a glorious resurrection, from the tomb of slavery, to the heaven of slavery. My long-crushed spirit rose, cowardice departed, bold defiance took its place; and I now resolved that, however long I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact.
Frederick Douglass
A golden tomb is useful only for the thieves!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The stone that was rolled before Christ’s tomb might appropriately be called the philosopher’s stone because its removal gave not only the pharisees but, now for 1800 years, the philosophers so much to think about.
Soren Kierkegaard
I find myself regarding existence as though from beyond the tomb, from another world; all is strange to me; I am, as it were, outside my own body and individuality; I am depersonalized, detached, cut adrift. Is this madness?
Henri Frederic Amiel
The power of the resurrection means that nothing but the tomb is meant to be empty.
Beth Moore
All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told.
William Shakespeare
Let there be no inscription upon my tomb; let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph.
Robert Emmet
Whence we see spiders, flies, or ants entombed and preserved forever in amber, a more than royal tomb.
Francis Bacon
The sorrow that lay cold in her mother’s heart… converted it into a tomb.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
What about King Tut’s tomb?” I protested. “That boy king?” Zia rolled her eyes. “Boring. You should see some of the good tombs.
Rick Riordan
This world has suns, but they are overcast;This world has sweets, but they’re of ling’ring bloom;Life still expects, and empty falls at last;Warm Hope on tiptoe drops into the tomb.
John Clare
As the pearl ripens in the obscurity of its shell, so ripens in the tomb all the fame that is truly precious.
Walter Savage Landor
Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
Crowns have their compass-length of days their date-
Triumphs their tomb-felicity, her fate-
Of nought but earth can earth make us partaker,
But knowledge makes a king most like his Maker.
William Shakespeare
Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others.
Leonardo da Vinci
We waste half our strength in a useless regretting; We sit by old tombs in the dark too long.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Custom meets us at the cradle and leaves us only at the tomb.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Blinded by the opaque veil of mortality, her eyes are always sealed, like a tomb She wants to know- wants to feel that fire, the brightness of the moon So she searches for light, only to realize its in her, like an ember equipped to ignite.
Jessica Sorensen
E’en from the tomb the voice of nature cries, E’en in our ashes live their wonted fires.
Thomas Gray
At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done
Simone Weil
Snakes are a very real thing in Egyptian tombs, they like to hang out underground.
Josh Gates
At that moment his soul is fuller of the tomb and him who lies there than of the altar and Him of whom it speaks. Such stages have to be gone through, I believe, by all young and brave souls, who must win their way through hero-worship to the worship of Him who is the King and Lord of heroes.
Thomas Hughes
RenГ© of Anjou [(1409-80)] painted a picture of his mistress’s corpse as he found it eaten by worms on having it [her tomb] openedon his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. This [is] another instance of the strange mixture of religion and gallantry in those ages.
Horace Walpole
Keep the Feast of the Resurrection. Be a Peter or a John; hasten to the Sepulchre, running together, running against one another, vying in the noble race (cf. Jn. 20:3-4). And even if you be beaten in speed, win the victory of zeal; not looking into the tomb, but going in.
Gregory of Nazianzus
The ideal historian goes to the mouth of the tomb, cries: “Lazarus, come forth!” and sets him that was dead for ages, blinking and passionate, in the sun.
Austin O’Malley
The babe is at peace within the womb, the corpse is at rest within the tomb. We begin in what we end.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.
Joseph Rodman Drake
However passionate, sinning, and rebellious the heart hidden in the tomb, the flowers growing over it peep serenely at us with their innocent eyes; they tell us not of eternal peace alone, of that great peace of “indifferent” nature: they tell us, too, of eternal reconciliation and of life without end.
Ivan Turgenev
Catholicism is the tomb of intelligence, of thought, of brain; Protestantism, the tomb of conscience, of feeling, of heart.
Louis Auguste Blanqui
Civil wars leave nothing but tombs.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Mama, don’t forget to put a little monument on my tomb when I’m dead.
Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia
Inactivity and deprivation of all accustomed stimulus is not rest; it is a preparation for the tomb
Robertson Davies
Books are yours, Within whose silent chambers treasure lies Preserved from age to age; more precious far Than that accumulated store of gold And orient gems, which, for a day of need, The Sultan hides deep in ancestral tombs. These hoards of truth you can unlock at will.
William Wordsworth
If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them… I bought original, real guns of the type we used in Tomb Raider for security. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I’d be able to use it if I had to.
Angelina Jolie
The lobbies of the new hotels and the Pan American Building exhale a chill as from the unopened Pharaonic tombs… And in their marble labyrinths there is an evil presence that hates warmth and sunlight.
Russell Baker
Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.
Herman Melville
When our souls shall leave this dwelling, the glory of one fair and virtuous action is above all the ‘scutcheons on our tomb, or silken banners over us.
James Shirley
The empty tomb stands, a veritable rock, as an essential element in the evidence for the resurrection. To suggest that it was not in fact empty at all, as some have done, seems to me ridiculous.
Norman Anderson
We could cope—the world could cope—with a Jesus who ultimately remains a wonderful idea inside his disciples’ minds and hearts. The world cannot cope with a Jesus who comes out of the tomb, who inaugurates God’s new creation right in the middle of the old one.
N. T. Wright
The tomb is not a blind alley: it is a thoroughfare. It closes on the twilight. It opens on the dawn.
Victor Hugo
The tomb is the pedestal of greatness. I make a distinction between God’s great and the king’s great.
Walter Savage Landor
A lover in life will be a lover in death, a lover in the tomb, a lover in paradise, a lover on the day of resurrection.
For there no yew nor cypress spread their glom But roses blossom’d each rustic tomb.
Thomas Campbell
Look at the moon. How strange the moon seems! She is like a woman rising from a tomb. She is like a dead woman. One might fancy she was looking for dead things.
Oscar Wilde
I thank the Father that His Only Begotten Son did not say in defiant protest at Calvary, “My body is my own!” I stand in admiration of women today who resist the “fashion of abortion, by refusing to make the sacred womb a tomb!”
Neal A. Maxwell
I will announce some of the tombs I found next to the great pyramid of Khufu. One is an intact tomb that I have not opened yet.
Zahi Hawass
Handel is the greatest composer that ever lived… I would uncover my head and kneel down on his tomb.
Ludwig van Beethoven
He dreamed of funeral love, but dreams crumble and the tomb abides
Gustave Flaubert
Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb?
Khalil Gibran
There are no stories without meaning. And I am one of those men who can find it even when others fail to see it. Afterwards the story becomes the book of the living, like a blaring trumpet that raises from the tomb those who have been dust for centuries.
Umberto Eco
The reason the stone was rolled away on Jesus’s tomb was not so that Jesus could get out, but so that we could get in.
Timothy Keller
I am Psmith,” said the old Etonian reverently. “There is a preliminary P before the name. This, however, is silent. Like the tomb. Compare such words as ptarmigan, psalm, and phthisis.
P. G. Wodehouse
I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard than in the tomb of the Capulets.
Edmund Burke
One hundred infidels committed suicide as they entered the holy city of Baghdad. Their tanks will become their tombs.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
You just pull back for hundreds of miles using the satellite imagery, and all of a sudden this invisible world become visible. You’re actually able to see settlements and tombs – and even things like buried pyramids – that you might not otherwise be able to see.
Sarah Parcak
We can die by it, if not live by love, And if unfit for tombs and hearse Our legend be, it will be fit for verse; And if no peace of chronicle we prove, We’ll build in sonnet pretty rooms; As well a well wrought urne becomes The greatest ashes, as half-acre tombs.
John Donne
As all things eternal and primordial reappear, so all things mortal return to the earth. Honor, old age, probity, justice, constance, virtue, and gentleness are all gathered into the cold tomb.
Francis Quarles
There was one great tomb more lordly than all the rest; huge it was, and nobly proportioned. On it was but one word, DRACULA.
Bram Stoker
We have built for this world a family mansion, and the next a family tomb. The best works of art are the expression of man’s struggle to free himself from this condition, but the effect of our art is merely to make this low state comfortable and that higher state to be forgotten.
Henry David Thoreau
Jealousy is cruel as a tomb, its embers are embers of fire.
But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
George Eliot
A woman’s fame is the tomb of her happiness.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Cicero, in his treatise concerning the Nature of the Gods, having said that three Jupiters were enumerated by theologians, adds that the third was of Crete, the son of Saturn, and that his tomb is shown in that island.
It is normal for me to wake and find myself writing in the dark… or to be out of my tomb, caught in an unearthly world, alive with the images that haunt me.
Elizabeth Kim
Faith, amid the disorders of a sinful life, is like the lamp burning in an ancient tomb.
Sophie Swetchine
This film, Tomb Raider 2, is a big challenge. It’s quite exhausting.
Jan de Bont
It is the part of cowardice, not of courage, to go and crouch in a hole under a massive tomb, to avoid the blows of fortune.
Michel de Montaigne
I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, ‘If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.’ It doesn’t mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected.
Zahi Hawass
I–though heart might find relief
Did I become a Christian man and choose for my belief
What seems most welcome in the tomb–play a predestined part.
Homer is my example and his unchristened heart.
William Butler Yeats
Jesus will empty the tombs and melt the winter of death.
Max Lucado
See the wild Waste of all-devouring years! How Rome her own sad Sepulchre appears, With nodding arches, broken temples spread! The very Tombs now vanish’d like their dead!
Alexander Pope
The only thing that walks back from the tomb with the mourners and refuses to be buried is the character of a man. This is true. What a man is, survives him. It can never be buried.
J.R. Miller
The last loud trumpet’s wondrous sound, Shall thro’ the rending tombs rebound, And wake the nations under ground.
Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
When I read the several dates of the tombs, of some that died yesterday, and some six hundred years ago, I consider that great day when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.
Joseph Addison
In a fight against Juggernaut and Cassidy in their spacious castle basement, Cassidy mentions the word ‘tomb’ to the X-Men. That’s all it took to send Storm into a claustrophobic fit that leaves her in a heap on the floor for three straight issues. Imagine if he would have said ‘Small Closet’ or ‘Size 2 Jeans.’
Good night, then – sleep to gather strength for the morning. For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly on all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
Winston Churchill
At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!
Alexander the Great
Drive him fast to his tomb. This, from Jacques.
Charles Dickens
Never did tombs look so ghastly white. Never did cypress, or yew, or juniper so seem the embodiment of funeral gloom. Never did tree or grass wave or rustle so ominously. Never did bough creak so mysteriously, and never did the far-away howling of dogs send such a woeful presage through the night.
Bram Stoker
Complacency in the presence of miracles is like opening the door to your own tomb.
Rod Steiger
The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes – undisturbed in form and position.
Josh McDowell
Enough, if something from our hands have power To live, and act, and serve the future hour; And if, as toward the silent tomb we go, Through love, through hope, and faith’s transcendent dower, We feel that we are greater than we know.
William Wordsworth
For the whole earth is the tomb of famous men; not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions in their own country, but in foreign lands there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.
When you think about the scale of human populations all over the world and the fact that there’s so much here, really, the only way to be able to visualize that is to pull back in space… It allows us to see hidden temples and tombs and pyramids and even entire settlements.
Sarah Parcak
You want to know how Egyptians pulled the brains out of mummies. or built the pyramids, or cursed King Tut’s tomb? My dad’s your man.
Rick Riordan
I am in the night. There is a being who has gone away and carried the heavens with her. Oh! to be laid side by side in the same tomb, hand clasped in hand, and from time to time, in the darkness, to caress a finger gently, that would suffice for my eternity.
Victor Hugo
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph,
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,
I arise and unbuild it again.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Does God care if I’m sad? Look at the tear-streaked face of Jesus as he stands near Lazarus’s tomb.
Max Lucado
The simple fact that the Christian fellowship, founded on belief in Jesus’ resurrection, came into existence and flourished in the very city where he was executed and buried is powerful evidence for the historicity of the empty tomb.
William Lane Craig
They’re still building and testing / But what can we do / Condemning the seas and the land and the trees to a tomb
Kim Wilde
Retirement without literary amusements is death itself, and a living tomb.
Seneca the Younger
It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.
Michel de Montaigne
When the hell is Warren Moon going to retire? I mean, this guy is older than the cuneiform in Nebuchadnezzar’s tomb.
Dennis Miller
Take what the old-church
found in Mithra’s tomb,
candle and script and bell,
take what the new-church spat upon
and broke and shattered.
Hilda Doolittle
I am a tomb robber who is robbing my own tomb. Things from my tomb are exhibited under the radiant sun. Every time it happens I feel crude.
Kim Hyesoon