The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Forget those things that aren't worth remembering.
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
~ Mark Twain
Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in
stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here.
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Every man's memory is his private literature.
~ Aldous Huxley
Forgiveness is the release of all hope for a better past.
Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
~ Oscar Wilde
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown
Observation is an old man's memory.
We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it
was, and I would advise you not to wait
ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.
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.
Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, Swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
~ Benjamin Franklin
We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us.
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Edward de Bono
What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd! How sweet their memory still! But they have left an aching void The world can never fill.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
~ George Bernard Shaw
He who is not sure of his memory, should not undertake the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne
If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist.
The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends
upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Arapaho ~ Native American Proverbs
Hope is the physician of each misery.
~ Irish Proverbs
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
~ Albert Einstein