"Huntington sleeps in a house six feet long.
Huntington dreams of railroads he has built and owned.
Huntington dreams of ten thousand men saying: Yes, sir.
Blithery sleeps in a house six feet long.
Blithery dreams of rails and ties he laid.
Blithery dreams of saying to Huntington: Yes, sir.
Blithery sleep in houses six feet long."
-- Carl Sandburg --
from Harvest Poems
It's a common enough point, but one that can't be made too often. Thomas Gray made it also:
"Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Death is the great leveler