Cemetery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cemetery quotes, cemetery sayings, and cemetery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The only people without problems live in the cemetery. August Eugene Mansker
The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't come out and those outside don't want to get in. Arthur Brisbane
When the leaves fall, the whole earth is a cemetery pleasant to walk in. I love to wander and muse over them in their graves. Here are no lying nor vain epitaphs. Henry David Thoreau
My belief in ghosts swings with the wind. But my belief that the cemetery felt happy and not sad-I've never changed my mind about that. Carol Plum-Ucci
I am a cemetery by the moon unblessed. Charles Baudelaire
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. Henry Ward Beecher
Cemetery, n. an isolated suburban spot where mourners match lies, poets write at a target and stone cutters spell for a wager. Ambrose Bierce
People think too historically. They are always living half in a cemetery. Aristide Briand
Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life. Yitzhak Rabin
The cemetery is filled with indispensable men. Charles De Gaulle
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Harold Wilson
Being president is a lot like running a cemetery. You've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening. Bill Clinton
The past was but the cemetery of our illusions one simply stubbed one's toes on the gravestones. Émile Zola
Cemeteries are interesting. They're worth visiting and they're worth studying. If we take the time to listen to what the stories might tell us, we have a lot to learn. Richard Veit
Everyone, deep down within, carries a small cemetery of those he has loved. Romain Rolland
The cemetery is full of indispensable people. Winston Churchill
The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Cemeteries are full of unfulfilled dreams, countless echoes of 'could, have' and 'should have'. Countless books unwritten, countless songs unsung. I want to live my life in such a way that when my body is laid to rest, it will be a well needed rest from a life well lived, a song well sung, a book well written, opportunities well explored, and a love well expressed. Steve Marabol
The cemetery is full of people who thought they could change themselves tomorrow. Boonaa Mohammed
A cemetery saddens us because it is the only place of the world in which we do not meet our dead again. Francois Mauriac
The only place where you can find equality is in the cemetery. Evan Esar
Our cemeteries are full of people who prayed to live. Annie Laurie Gaylor
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn. Pope John Paul II