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80 Memory Quotes

Far from our eyes th' Enchanting Objects set, Advantage by the friendly Distance get.

Guillaume Alexis Quotes , Source: A poem against Fruition, from "Poems by Several Hands" published 1685

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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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The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.

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

J M Barrie Quotes

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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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I do perceive that the old proverb be not alwaies trew, for I do finde that the absence of my Nath, doth breeds in me the more continuall remembrance of him.

Lady Anne Bacon Quotes , Source: To Jane Lady Cornwallis

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Oh, I have roamed o'er many lands, And many friends I've met; Not one fair scene or kindly smile Can this fond heart forget.

Thomas Haynes Bayly Quotes , Source: O, Steer my Bark to Erin's Isle

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If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXXXVII, v. 6)

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Though sands be black and bitter black the sea, Night lie before me and behind me night, And God within far Heaven refuse to light The consolation of the dawn for me,-- Between the shadowy burns of Heaven and Hell, It is enough love leaves my soul to dwell With memory.

Madison Julius Cawein Quotes , Source: The End of All

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Remembrances embellish life but forgetfulness alone makes it possible. [Fr., Les souvenirs embellissent la vie, l'oubli seul la rend possible.]

General Enrico Cialdini Quotes , Source: written in an album

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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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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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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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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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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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