Tribute Sayings and Quotes

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


No tribute is laid on castles in the air.     

Charles Churchill

A great tribute, is expressing the great love for a Grandmother we share with our children.     

Tom Baker

It is better to pay tribute of gold to the enemy than tribute of blood in war.     

Stefan Zweig

The accolades usually come when you're dead or too old to get a job     

John Frankenheimer

It's a tribute to the human brain that anyone is able to function out there on television in a talk situation that is entirely artificial.     

Dick Cavett

The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital.     

George Steiner

The commendation of adversaries is the greatest triumph of a writer, because it never comes unless extorted.     

John Dryden

Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom.     

Philip Sidney

Let our tribute to the dead be a new resolve: to respect people for what they individually think, rather than respect groups for what they were collectively brought up to believe.     

Richard Dawkins

Commendation heals; condemnation destroys.     

Carl Jung

Accolades are there to congratulate you but also to make you understand that it's not over. You now have to continue trying to improve the craft and keep going. It's not something to rest on.     

Joe Morton

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.     

Thornton Wilder

It must surely be a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit that even a small number of those men and women in the hell of the prison system survive it and hold on to their humanity.     

Howard Zinn