Famous Epitaphs

If you visit a graveyard, you'll find loads of epitaphs, of both famous as well as ordinary people. Epitaphs aim at writing a few thoughtful words or sentimental message in the memory of deceased person on his/her grave. Famous epitaphs include epitaphs of celebrities.

Here are some famous epitaphs, so check out:

William Shakespeare Epitaph
Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare to Digg the dust encloased heare. Blest be ye man yt spares thes stones and Curst be he yt moves my bones

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Author of Poem - Poetry)
Steel true, blade straight

Winston Churchill (Soldier and Statesman)
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal Of meeting me is another matter.

Thomas Jefferson headstone (US President)
Author of the declaration of American independence Of the statute of Virginia for religious freedom And father of the university of Virginia

Karl Marx tombstone (Father of Communism)
Workers of all lands unite. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it

Jayne Mansfield (Funny, humorous celebrity)
We live to love you more each day

Benjamin Franklin (Poem by Ben Franklin)
The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer (like the cover of an old book, its contents worn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here, food for worms. Yet the work itself shall not lost, for it will, as he believed, appear once more In a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by its Author

Here are some funny epitaphs

Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake Stepped on the gas Instead of the brake.
Memory of an accident in a Uniontown, Pennsylvania cemetery

Here lays Butch, We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger, But slow on the draw.
In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery

I was somebody. Who, is no business Of yours.
Someone determined to be anonymous in Stowe, Vermont

Here lies the body of our Anna Done to death by a banana It wasn't the fruit that laid her low But the skin of the thing that made her go.
Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont

Sir John Strange. Here lies an honest man. And that is Strange.
A lawyerís tombstone in England

Here lies Ezekial Aikle Age 102 The Good Die Young

Here lies Johnny Yeast Pardon me For not rising
In Ruidoso, New Mexico

Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid But died an old Mann Dec. 8, 1767

Reader if cash thou art In want of any Dig 4 feet deep And thou wilt find a Penny.
John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery

Gone away Owin' more Than he could pay
Owen Moore in Battersea, London, England

Here lies an Atheist All dressed up And no place to go.
In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery

"That's all, folks!"
Mel Blanc (the epithaph is the trademark line of cartoon character Porky Pig, whose voice was provided by Blanc for many years)


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