Memory Quotes

He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michel de Montaigne
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

Sandra - as with most fine things, chocolate has its...
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
Cicero - history is the witness that testifies to the...
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

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Saint Mary Euphrasia (Rose Virginie Pelletier)
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
Author unknown - nothing improves the memory more than trying to...
If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - Nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - But I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered.
John Keats, Letter to Fanny Brawne, Feb 1820 - Died 1 year late
There are three side effects of acid. Enchanced long term memory, decreased short term memory, and I forget the third.
Timothy Leary
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
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
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
Memory feeds a culture, nourishes hope and makes a human, human.
Elie Wiesel
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
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality.... The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
George Santayana
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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 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
Like one Who having into truth, by telling of it, Made such a sinner of his memory, To credit his own lie.
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2
Memory says, I did that. Pride replies, I could not have done that. Eventually memory yields.
Friedrich Nietzsche, from the book Lies my Teacher Told Me. By James W. Loewen (1995)
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie, British Playwright
I think it is all a matter of love the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
Vladimir Nabokov
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
There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.
Lester J. Pourciau
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 is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Tuppe
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow.
George W. Douglas
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
Benjamin Franklin
Anyone who does not feel sufficiently strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment.
La Rochefoucauld
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
Rotarian
Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Memory is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times as true.
George Dennison Prentice
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
Leonardo DaVinci
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
Henry David Thoreau
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