Memorial plaques are most often used to celebrate people or commemorate specific events, but a beautiful plaque with a timeless, spiritually empowering quote makes for a wonderful and uplifting touch to any home or garden, and is an ideal gift for a friend or family member. Below are some of the most inspiring quotes worth making a permanent fixture in your living space. Let A Memorial Plaque assist you in customizing the most beautiful and inspiring plaque designed to your exact specifications!
"Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received--only what you have given.”
-St. Francis of Assisi
This quote serves as a beautiful reminder to live our lives in service of others and of the greater good of the world. It is easy to get caught up in what we are given or what we earn, but St. Francis' powerful words are a testimony to the freedom and joy experienced by graciousness and giving. This quote engraved on a plaque would be particularly nice for a person or household dedicated to the service of others.
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
We all carry deep wounds, whether from childhood trauma, great losses, issues with self esteem, etc., but Rumi's words empower with the sentiment that that it is through hardships and pain that healing and redemption occur. This quote is highly universal, but could also be given on a plaque as a gift to uplift those mourning or those recovering from illness.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson stresses that we are not defined by our pasts or futures, but rather the essence of our selves. This quote serves a lovely reminder to work on cultivating the self, rather than unnecessarily focusing on past experiences that cannot be changed or future experiences that cannot be known.
" Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
One of the most famous Biblical passages, this quote celebrates ideal love in its purest and most humble form. Stressing the selflessness of love, this excerpt is often included in wedding ceremonies and would thus make an excellent engraving on a plaque presented as gift for a wedding shower, wedding, or wedding anniversary.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
Ghandi insists on personal accountability and efficacy, urging us to shape the world for better by exercising righteous decision-making and forward thinking. This meditative mantra creates the motivation for being dynamic and progressive in a sometimes hostile or confusing world.