Quotations on Grave

What is the grave?
'Tis a cool, shady harbor, where the Christian
Wayworn and weary with life's rugged road,
Forgetting all life's sorrows, joys, and pains,
Lays his poor body down to rest—
Sleeps on—and wakes in heaven.

There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.—Job 3:17, 18, 19.

A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.William Hazlitt

We go to the grave of a friend saying, "A man is dead;" but angels throng about him, saying, "A man is born."—Beecher.

Always the idea of unbroken quiet broods around the grave. It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forevermore. There the child nestles as peacefully as ever it lay in its mother's arms, and the workman's hands lie still by his side, and the thinker's brain is pillowed in silent mystery, and the poor girl's broken heart is steeped in a balm that extracts its secret woe, and is in the keeping of a charity that covers all blame.—Chapin.

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.William Wordsworth

There is a voice from the tomb sweeter than song. There is a remembrance of the dead to which we turn even from the charms of the living. Oh, the grave!—the grave! It buries every error, covers every defect, extinguishes every resentment! From its peaceful bosom spring none but fond regrets and tender recollections.—Washington Irving.

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.Benjamin Franklin

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.Joseph Hall

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave. Matthew Henry

I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!Victor Hugo

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.Henry David Thoreau


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