Memory Quotes

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
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

Ralph waldo emerson - we are students of words: we are shut up in...
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Leonardo da vinci - study without desire spoils the memory, and it...
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Elbert Hubbard

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
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
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
Marcel proust - there is no one, no matter how wise he is, who...
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Antoine De Saint - Exupery
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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)
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
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 must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory. For children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles.
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
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
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
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
Benjamin Franklin
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
God gives us memory so that we may have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie
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
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
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
Richard Whately
As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.
John Lancaster Spalding
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie, British Playwright
Anyone who does not feel sufficiently strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.
Leonardo da Vinci
He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne
Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
Maurice Baring
Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - Never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through?
C. S. Lewis
Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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
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
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
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
Georges Duhamel
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
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
James Branch Cabell
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Antonio Porchia