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To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead.

Samuel Butler

How you play, is how you'll be remembered. Go Hard, follow your heart or be forgotten.

Keshia Chante

These days I sit on cornerstones And count the time in quarter-tones to ten, my friend Don't confront me with my failures I had not forgotten them.

Clyde Jackson Browne

We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.

Barbara Ward

Oh come, please come, to the Poor Mouth Fair Where the Saints kneel round in their underwear And say out prayers that most need saying For needful sinners who've forgotten praying; And in every alcove and niche you spy The living dead who envy the long since gone Who never wished to die.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Danger past, God forgotten.


She said out of pity for him, "I shall give you a kiss if you like," but though he once knew, he had long forgotten what kisses are, and he replied, "Thank you," and held out his hand, thinking she had offered to put something into it. This was a great shock to her, but she felt she could not explain without shaming him, so with charming delicacy she gave Peter a thimble which happened to be in her pocket, and pretended that it was a kiss.

Sir James Matthew Barrie

Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Whether men soar to outer space or dive to the bottom of the deepest ocean they will find themselves as they are, unchanged, because they will not have forgotten themselves nor remembered to exercise the charity of forgiveness.

Meher Baba

But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually - their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on - and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy, on the hearts of thousands you come in contact with year by year; you will never be forgotten. No, your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven

Thomas Chalmers

If an enterprise does not aspire to be the best of its kind, it will attract second-rate employees, and it will be soon forgotten.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.


A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim.

Chuck Jones

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