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 Helen Hunt Jackson - “Oh, write of me, not ''Died in bitter pains,'' but ''Emigrated to another star''”  
 Nicholas Butler - “The epitaphs on tombstones of a great many people should read Died at thirty, and buried at sixty.”  
 Lord Byron - “Posterity will never survey a nobler grave than this here lie the bones of Castlereagh stop, traveler, and piss.”  
 Irvin Cobb - “An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that has been discontinued.”  
 Henry Wotton - “He first deceased, she for a little tried To live without him, liked it not, and died.”  
 John Wilmot - “Here lies a great and mighty king Whose promise none relies on He never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.”  
 Dame Rebecca West - “If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on its headstone might well be 'It seemed like a good idea at the time.'”  
 Thomas J. Watson - “A tribute, published October 22, 1931, to Thomas Alva Edison upon his death THE passing of Thomas Alva Edison serves to direct our attention to the multitude of benefactions he bestowed upon all humanity during his many years of fruitful activity. It reminds us of the debt of gratitude we owe him as members of the human race. By his achievements, he laid the foundation for continued and greater development. His persistent efforts and indefatigable spirit multiplied many times the valuable opportunities for man, especially the young man. To each and every young man, Mr. Edison left a legacy of opportunities.”  
 Harry S. Truman - “I have tried my best to give the nation everything I had in me. There are probably a million people who could have done the job better than I did it, but I had the job and I always quote an epitaph on a tombstone in a cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest.'”  
 Harry S. Truman - “I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have.”  
 William Shakespeare - “Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To digg the dust encloased heare Blest be the man that spares thes stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.”  
 Alexander Pope - “Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in Night, God said, Let Newton be And all was Light.”  
 George Poly√° - “Epitaph on Newton Nature and Nature's law lay hid in night God said, 'Let Newton be,' and all was light. added by Sir John Collings Squire It did not last the Devil shouting 'Ho. Let Einstein be,' restored the status quo Aaron Hill's version O'er Nature's laws God cast the veil of night, Out blaz'd a Newton's soul and all was light.”  
 Dorothy Parker - “Excuse my dust.”  
 Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton) - “Among the many things he has requested of me to-night, this is the principal,that on his gravestone shall be this inscription.”  
 Henry Louis Mencken - “If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.”  
 David McCord - “By and by God caught his eye.”  
 Nikos Katzenzakis - “I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free. inscription on Kazantakis's tomb in Heraklion, Greece”  
 Ben Jonson - “He was not of an age but for all time.”  
 Thomas Jefferson - “Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia.”  
 Thomas Henry Huxley - “Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”  
 Alfred Edward Housman - “Good night ensured release, Imperishable peace, Have these for yours. While sky and sea and land And earth's foundations stand And heaven endures. These three lines are on the tablet over Housman's grave in the parish church at Ludlow, Shropshire, England.”  
 Benjamin Franklin - “God works wonders now and then Behold a lawyer, an honest man.”  
 Nathaniel Emmons - “It is easy to learn something about everything, but difficult to learn everything about anything.”  
 Robert Emmet - “Let there be no inscription upon my tomb let no man write my epitaph no man can write my epitaph.”  

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