Memory Quotes

He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
Doug Larson

Benjamin franklin - many complain of their memory, few of their...
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
James branch cabell - there is not any memory with less satisfaction...
Do not trust your memory it is a net full of holes the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
Georges Duhamel

Everyone complains of his memory, none of his judgment.
La Rochefoucauld
The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.
Arthur Schopenhaue
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Francois de la rochefoucauld - why is it that our memory is good enough to...
April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.
T. S. Eliot
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous - - A crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Cicero
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese Prove
We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.
Lester J. Pourciau
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Elbert Hubbard
God gives us memory so that we may have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Edward de Bono
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
Richard Whately
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James
He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.
Samuel Johnson
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Saint Mary Euphrasia (Rose Virginie Pelletier)
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
Leonardo DaVinci
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
Ethel Barrymore
Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.
Pierce Harris
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - - Rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
Bill Beattie
No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.
Leo Buscaglia
All writers - All people - Have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half - Forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory.
Sir V Pritchett
The stream of thought flows on but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.
William James
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
Georges Duhamel
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow.
George W. Douglas
I think it is all a matter of love the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
Vladimir Nabokov