Quotes on Memory
Youth longs and manhood strives, but age remembers. . . . Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The true art of memory is the art of attention. Samuel Johnson
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness. Elbert Hubbard
The right honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience . . . from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation. Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten. Calvin Coolidge
My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder. William Golding
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. Elie Wiesel
Memory is the mother of all wisdom. Aeschylus
Memory is a net; one finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook, but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Better by far that you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad. Christina Rossetti
It is not so easy to forget. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Our memories are card indexes consulted, and then put back in disorder, by authorities whom we do not control. Cyril Connolly