Quotable Sunday

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Welcome to the Memorial Day edition of Quotable Sunday!

On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! ~Thomas William Parsons


Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster


With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich


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


Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids.
~James Gates Percival


Is't death to fall for Freedom's right?
He's dead alone who lacks her light!
~Thomas Campbell


For love of country they accepted death... ~James A. Garfield


They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~Francis Marion Crawford


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland


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Mountain Mom said...

Thank you for this post honoring our fallen. God Bless You - MtnMom

Jennifer said...

Excellent quotes! I enjoyed all of them and each told a story. I think my favourite is:" Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids."
~James Gates Percival

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Enjoyed all of your quotes today. My favorite is...

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.

Becca said...

Thanks for sharing such powerful quotes! I really liked that James Madison one :)

LT said...

Very nice quotes! I really love this one: They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
So true! Happy Sunday!

Alicia said...

Wow..those are great quotes!!! Thank you for sharing them in honor of Memorial Day!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Love your quote choices...my favorite is:

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland


Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! :)

Anissa said...

Beautiful Quotes! My favorite would be Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. I have that one on my blog. TFS and I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Tamis said...

Perfect quotes for the day. I too feel moved by the Irish headstone.

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