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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. (Quote by - Robertson Davies)

What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd! How sweet their memory still! But they have left an aching void The world can never fill. (Quote by - William Cowper)

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. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Many a man fails to become a thinker only because his memory is too good. (Quote by - Nietzsche)

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? (Quote by - La Rochefoucauld)

Yet how much less it were to gain, Though thou hast left me free, The loveliest things that still remain, Than thus remember thee. (Quote by - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

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. (Quote by - Elizabeth Bowen)

I have short-term memory loss, though I like to think of it as Presidential eligibility. (Quote by - Paula Poundstone)

Far from our eyes th' Enchanting Objects set, Advantage by the friendly Distance get. (Quote by - Guillaume Alexis)

Every man's memory is his private literature. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

Experience teaches that a strong memory is generally joined to a weak judgment. (Quote by - Michel De Montaigne)

Tell me the tales that to me were so dear, Long, long ago, long, long ago. (Quote by - Thomas Haynes Bayly)

The palest ink is better than the best memory. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

The leaves of memory seemed to make A mournful rustling in the dark. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary. (Quote by - Maurice Baring)

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out. (Quote by - Jean Paul Richter)

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. (Quote by - Edward de Bono)

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. (Quote by - J M Barrie)

The painful memories of the past will shape our future; the moments we cherish last forever in a beautiful array of remembrance. (Quote by - Paul Acquasanta)

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. (Quote by - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will. (Quote by - Matthew Arnold)

Unless we remember we cannot understand. (Quote by - Edward M. Forster)

Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it. (Quote by - Robertson Davies)

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? (Quote by - Lord Byron)

He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. (Quote by - Michael de Montaigne)


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