“And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, / And the epitaph drear: `A fool lies here who tried to hustle the East'.”
“The most touching epitaph I ever encountered was on the tombstone of the printer of Edinburgh. It said simply: ''He kept down the cost and set the type right.''”
“Death looses its sting when the epitaph drafted for the tombstone of the departed even by those with whom he crossed swords in his lifetime is filled with encomiums.”
“If only there were a longer time between epiphany and epitaph”
“For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time”
“"Epitaph on a Tyrant" is about Stalin, but is perfect for Saddam Hussein.”
“An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that has been discontinued.”
Irvin S. Cobb
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