Memory Quotes

Memory is often the attribute of stupidity; it generally belongs to heavy spirits whom it makes even heavier by the baggage it loads them down with.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

Memory and forgetfulness are as life and death to one another. To live is to remember and to remember is to live. To die is to forget and to forget is to die.

Samuel Butler

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.

Marcus Porcius Cato

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.

Joseph Conrad

True poetry is a function of awakening. It awakens us, but it must retain the memory of previous dreams.

Gaston Bachelard

It takes a good memory to keep up a lie.

Pierre Corneille

Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.

Doug Larson

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.

James Howell

The loss of historical memory is restored in the very place where one has lost it.

Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian

Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.

Emil Cioran

A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory.

Whittaker Chambers

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the moments thereof are kept and preserved.

Thomas Fuller

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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