Forgetting Quotes

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.

Alexandre Dumas

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

Paulo Coelho

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.

Paul Nitze

Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.

Li Yaotang

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Elizabeth Bibesco

I don't speak of revenge or forgiveness; forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness.

Jorge Luis Borges

Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by fears, beckoned by hopes. Small wonder that what he craves most is self-forgetting.

Eric Hoffer

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting. And cometh from afar.

William Wordsworth

Man talks of a battle with Nature, forgetting that if he won the battle, he would find himself on the losing side.

E. F. Schumacher

The best way of forgetting how you think you feel is to concentrate on what you know you know.

Mary Stewart

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.

Friedrich Nietzsche

When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin.

Sara Zarr

Memory is the only afterlife I have ever believed in. But the forgetting inside us cannot be stopped. We are programmed to betray.

Michael Ignatieff

Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting: that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.

Dean Koontz

I have decided that perhaps I am bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge.

Paula Poundstone

Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth

James Allen

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter

I stroll along serenely, with my eyes, my shoes my rage, forgetting everything.

Pablo Neruda

One can enjoy a rainbow without necessarily forgetting the forces that made it

Mark Twain

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.

Charles Baudelaire

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research

Marie Curie

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.

Marie Curie

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.

Natalie Goldberg

The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.

D.H. Lawrence

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