There is a large selection of quotations and sayings to put on our custom plaques. These sayings offer hope, comfort, and inspiration, while some also offer a source of joy and celebration. What you can say on your personalized wall plaque is, of course, completely up to you and limited only by your imagination, but here are three popular quote types that usually make their way into marble engravings.
Biblical Passages on Marble Plaques
The single most quoted book in the world is the Bible. There’s a good reason for that—it is a source of great wisdom, comfort, and spiritual advice. Whether the plaque you order is for yourself or is a personalized wedding gift, there’s bound to be a Biblical passage that’s appropriate. Possibly the most famous passages are the Lord’s Prayer and the Twenty-Third Psalm. There are also many other possibilities, including excerpts from the Sermon on the Mount or the Song of Solomon. The Bible is one of the great works of world literature, and it is a bountiful source of beautiful and inspirational writing. Remember, you can put whatever you want in your inscription, so if you have a favorite Bible verse, that would be an excellent candidate. Custom plaque makers can present your favorite Bible verse beautifully for you in elegant calligraphic script, together, of course, with chapter and verse citation below.
Inspirational Poetry on Custom Plaques
The list of poetic works from which people find inspiration is far too long to list here, but let’s just mention a few. “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley and “If” by Rudyard Kipling are two famous examples of inspirational poetry. There are also American classics such as “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost and “Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Perhaps you have a favorite Shakespeare sonnet or Emily Dickinson poem. The sonnet form, by the way, is excellent for displaying on a plaque, because its fourteen lines allow for an elegant and very readable presentation. It’s up to you which lines are selected for your plaque, and then it’s your plaque maker’s job is to make that poem look beautiful and elegant.
Famous Sayings on Personalized Plaques
When it comes to famous sayings, they can be anything from humorous to wise to ironic. You want to have two things happen when you or a guest reads these—one, they should think, and two, they should smile. Perhaps you would like to have “Desiderata” (Latin for “things to be desired”) prominently displayed on your wall to remind you of what’s important in life. Maybe you might like “The Serenity Prayer” to remind you of the need for acceptance or “The Golden Rule” to remind you of the right thing to do. On the other hand, maybe you just want to display a quotation from your favorite author or a passage from one of your favorite books. The choices are unlimited. If there is a saying that inspires you, then why not have that saying beautifully displayed in your home on a custom marble plaque?