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Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. [Lat., Memoria est thesaurus omnium rerum e custos.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Oratore (I, 5)

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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. [Lat., Vita enim mortuorum in memoria vivorum est posita.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Philippicoe (IX, 5)

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A great many complimentary things have been said about the faculty of memory, and if you look in a good quotation book you will find them neatly arranged.

Robertson Davies Quotes , Source: The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies

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Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.

Robertson Davies Quotes , Source: The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies

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Don't you remember, sweet Alice, Ben Bolt? Sweet Alice, whose hair was so brown; Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile, And trembl'd with fear at your frown!

Thomas Dunn English Quotes , Source: Ben Bolt

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But woe to him, who left to moan, Reviews the hours of brightness gone.

Euripides Quotes , Source: Iphigenia in Taurus (l. 1,121), (translation by Anstice)

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Memory [is] like a purse,--if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Holy and Profane States (bk. III, Of Memory)

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By every remove I only drag a greater length of chain.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Citizen of the World (no. 3)

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Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, Swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 81)

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Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravelled, fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 7)

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Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.

Maurice Baring Quotes

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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?

La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

Montaigne Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

Michael de Montaigne Quotes

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There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.

James Branch Cabell Quotes

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It is singular how soon we lose the impression of what ceases to be constantly before us. A year impairs, a luster obliterates. There is little distinct left without an effort of memory, then indeed the lights are rekindled for a moment -- but who can be sure that the Imagination is not the torch-bearer?

Lord Byron Quotes

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The more connections that can be made in the brain, the more integrated the experience is within memory.

Don Campbell Quotes

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The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.

Salvador Dali Quotes

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If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist.

Enrico Fermi Quotes

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Memory moderates prosperity, decreases adversity, controls youth and delights old age.

Lactantius Firmianus Quotes

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God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

J M Barrie Quotes

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A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.

Edward de Bono Quotes

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Forget those things that aren't worth remembering.

Tim Foley Quotes

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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 Fuller Quotes

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