Memory Quotes

Memory is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times as true.
George Dennison Prentice
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
Benjamin Franklin
John lancaster spalding - as memory may be a paradise from which we cannot...
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Abrahm lincoln - no man has a good enough memory to be a sucessful...
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
Memory feeds a culture, nourishes hope and makes a human, human.
Elie Wiesel
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Elbert Hubbard
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Cicero, pro publio sestio - history is the witness that testifies to the...
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
James Branch Cabell
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Antonio Porchia
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
Memory feeds imagination.
Amy Tan
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitze
The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.
Tryon Edwards
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
The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. ... The new president and his first lady.
Richard Milhous Nixon
God gives us memory so that we may have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
Leonardo DaVinci
Anyone who does not feel sufficiently strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
Doug Larson
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Edward de Bono
Do not trust your memory it is a net full of holes the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
Georges Duhamel
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
Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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
Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow.
George W. Douglas
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
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
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
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie, British Playwright
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
Richard Whately
We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.
Abraham Lincoln
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Your body is just the place your memory calls home.
Deepak Chopra, Quantum Healing
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Tuppe
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