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Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
Of these years nought remains in memory but the sad feeling that we have advanced and only grown older.
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
Michel de Montaigne
Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
The first pages of memory are like the old family Bible. The first leaves are wholly faded and somewhat soiled with handling. But, when we turn further, and come to the chapters where Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise, then, all begins to grow clear and legible.
Observation is an old man's memory.
How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering.
You tell me: Can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing.
Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.
A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.
A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.
Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.
I've been to too many Dead concerts. There've been smokin' holes where my memory used to be.
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
Jorge Luis Borges
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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