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No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

Memory is the scribe of the soul.


There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

Kahlil Gibran

Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience.

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.

Past and future exist only in our memory. The present moment, though, is outside of time, it's Eternity.

A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.

In memory everything seems to happen to music.

Everyone complains of his memory and nobody complains of his judgment.

Memories, imagination, old sentiments and associations, are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.

I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.

The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity and sets us at noting and contriving.

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.

First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up, and finally you forget to pull it down.

George Burns

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it because it is very true.

Nothing stands out so conspicuously, or remains so firmly fixed in the memory, as something which you have blundered.

Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.

Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

Some choices we live not only once, but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

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?

I'm old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier than it is now.

Sweet is the memory of past troubles.

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.

Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.

Depend upon it, there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance therefore not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.

The heart of marriage is memories, and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

I've a grand memory for forgetting.

People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.

I answer the heroic question "Death where is they sting?" with "It is here in my heart and mind and memories."

Don't ever prophesy, for if you prophesy wrong nobody will forget it, and if you prophesy right nobody will remember it.

Memory is a net: one that finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook, but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

As a child I watched 'Dallas' and that was my vision for my life for as long as I could remember.

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

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory when the defect is in the judgment, and others by grasping at all retain nothing.

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.

Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.

If it's hard to remember it'll be difficult to forget.

Joy's recollection is no longer joy, while sorrow's memory is sorrow still.

The memory of joy is no longer joy, the memory of pain is pain still.

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory.

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.

History takes time. History makes memory.

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

We only labor to stuff the memory and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.

Many a man fails as an original thinker, simply because his memory it too good.

If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury, but if you injure him you will always remember.

We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug, and sometimes to a dangerous poison.

Time and memory are true artists, they remold reality nearer to the heart's desire.

John Dewey

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.

When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.

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

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

To be wrong is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.

Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.

I have an excellent memory, a most excellent memory.

A mother's happiness is like a beacon lighting up the future, but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

A dewdrop is a perfect integrity that has no filial memory of its parentage.

It takes huge effort to free yourself from memory.

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

What I hear I forget. What I see I remember. What I do I understand.

For my name and memory I leave it to men's charitable speeches to foreign nations and to the next ages.

No memory is ever alone, it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.

A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.

Of these years nought remains in memory, but the sad feeling that we have advanced and only grown older.

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.

H. P. Lovecraft

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Observation is an old man's memory.

I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory, children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.

Whenever I think of the past it brings back so many memories.

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

Every man's memory is his private literature.

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem.

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us with or without repentance.

Gilbert Parker

My first memories of religion were being taken to Episcopal church. My father was Catholic but my mother, I believe, was Episcopal. So I sort of veered off into the watered-down version of Catholicism.

It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.

All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.

David Herbert Lawrence

Let the wave of memory, the storm of desire, the fire of emotion, pass through without affecting your equanimity.

Sai Baba

A great city whose image dwells in the memory of man is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest, Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem, and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world Art.

Benjamin Disraeli

Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.

Cato said the best way to keep good acts in memory was to refresh them with new.

Francis Bacon

My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I'm still around.

He who has gone so we but cherish his memory, abides with us more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.

Thus one memory follows another until the waves dash together over our heads and a deep sigh swells the breast which warns us that we have forgotten to breathe in the midst of these pure thoughts.

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film, forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady.

It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.

I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger.

George W. Bush

The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.

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.

No memory of having starred atones for later, disregard or keeps the end from being hard.

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.

What Wickham had said of the living was fresh in her memory and as she recalled his very words, it was impossible not to feel that there was gross duplicity on one side or the other.

Proud of his learning (just enough to quote) He revell'd in his Ciceronian glory: With memory excellent to get by rote With wit to hatch a pun or tell a story Graced with some merit and with more effrontery 'His country's pride ' he came down to

For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches and to foreign nations and the next ages.

Francis Bacon

The only guide to man is his conscience, the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield however the fates may play we march always in the ranks of honor.