My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative evolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice. [From the will of GBS]
The bust of Colonel Sanders stands as a monument to cruelty and has no place in the Kentucky state Capitol.
Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
On Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., there are statues of five Confederate luminaries and then, incongruously in this company, one of Arthur Ashe.
My attitude is, a monument, a statue, ought to signify unity instead of division.