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The true art of memory is the art of attention.

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.

There is a remembrance of the dead, to which we turn even from the charms of the living. These we would not exchange for the song of pleasure or the bursts of revelry.

There must be at least 500 million rats in the United States; of course, I am speaking only from memory.

They teach us to remember; why do not they teach us to forget? There is not a man living who has not, some time in his life, admitted that memory was as much of a curse as a blessing.

Through the shadowy past, like a tomb-searcher, memory ran, lifting each shroud that time had cast o'er buried hopes.

Time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.

To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die.

To want to forget something is to think of it.

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.

We consider ourselves as defective in memory, either because we remember less than we desire, or less than we suppose others to remember.

We forget because we must And not because we will.

What is forgiven is usually well remembered.

What we learn with pleasure we never forget.

Women and elephants never forget.


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