Memory Quotes

Anyone who does not feel sufficiently strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
Author Unknown

P. d. james - it was one of those perfect english autumnal days...
Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment.
La Rochefoucauld
Timothy leary - there are three side effects of acid. enchanced...
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus

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, Pro Publio Sestio
Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past.
Real Live Preacher, weblog, 04 - 29 - 04
Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Michel de montaigne - he who is not very strong in memory should not...
For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.
Lyste
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not.
Theodore Harold White
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Edward de Bono
I wish there could have been an invention that bottled up a memory, like perfume, and it never faded, never got stale. Then whenever I wanted to, I could uncork that bottle and live the memory all over again.
Daphne DuMaurier, Rebecca
God gives us memory so that we may have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie
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
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of thingsbut there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.
James Carroll
When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
Jerome K. Jerome
Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
Maurice Baring
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things? but there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.
James Carroll, O Magazine, October 2002
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese Prove
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Antonio Porchia
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
Richard Whately
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Do not trust your memory it is a net full of holes the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
Georges Duhamel
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.
Leonardo da Vinci
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
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
Leonardo DaVinci
As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.
Sandra
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other.
Francis Bacon
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.
Thomas Fulle
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Maurice Maeterlinck, Wisdom and Destiny, 1898
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
Benjamin Franklin
Memory is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times as true.
George Dennison Prentice
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
A strange thing is memory, and hope one looks backward, and the other forward one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
Anna Mary Robertson Moses