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It is commonly seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgements.

It isn't so astonishing, the number of things that I can remember, as the number of things I can remember that aren't so.

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

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and lo, what myriads rise!

Memory can glean, but never renew. - it brings us joys faint as is the perfume of the flowers, faded and dried, of the summer that is gone.

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.

Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?

Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council chamber of thought.

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

Memory is the friend of wit, but the treacherous ally of invention; there are many books that owe their success to two things, - the good memory of those who write them, and the bad memory of those who read them.

Memory is the receptacle and sheath of all knowledge.

Memory is the thing you forget with.

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

Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes.

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.

Memory, of all the powers of the mind, is the most delicate and frail.

Memory, the daughter of attention, is the teeming mother of knowledge.

No one is likely to remember what is entirely uninteresting to him.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.


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