Memory Quotes

Memory feeds a culture, nourishes hope and makes a human, human.
Elie Wiesel
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

Benjamin franklin - many complain of their memory, few of their...
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.
Antoine de saint - exupery - he who has gone, so we but cherish his memory,...
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

He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
Rotarian
I think it is all a matter of love the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
Vladimir Nabokov
Bill beattie - the aim of education should be to teach us rather...
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith
God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Tuppe
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.
Leonardo da Vinci
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
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
A liar should have a good memory.
Quintilian, De Institutione Oratoria
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci
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
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
He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michel de Montaigne
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
A memory is a photograph taken by the heart to make a special moment last forever.
Unknown
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitze
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
Leonardo DaVinci
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
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
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
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
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Elbert Hubbard
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
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
Georges Duhamel
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 are three side effects of acid. Enchanced long term memory, decreased short term memory, and I forget the third.
Timothy Leary
Memory feeds imagination.
Amy Tan
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
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Edward de Bono
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
Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose - Garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind.
T. S. Eliot
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