"All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself."
-- Howard Carter
"Monuments! what are they? the very pyramids have forgotten their builders, or to whom they were dedicated. Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great."
-- John Lothrop Motley
"There is great incongruity in this idea of monuments, since those to whom they are usually dedicated need no such recognition to embalm their memory; and any man who does, is not worthy of one."
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Towers of silence."
-- Robert Xavier Murphy
“From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.”
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
"If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves."
-- Thomas Edison
"Tombs are the clothes of the dead. A grave is but a plain suit, and a rich monument is one embroidered."
-- Thomas Fuller
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