Quotes: forgets

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  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    If she [America] forgets where she came from, if the people lose sight of what brought them along, if she listens to the deniers and mockers, then will begin the rot and dissolution.
    Source: On America, in Remembrance Rock (1948)
  • Homer
    Homer
    Greek poet c. 850 -? BC
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    A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    English poet 1809-1892
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    Authority forgets a dying king.
  • Jacques Prevert
    Jacques Prevert
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    Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.
  • Augusto Roa Bastos
    Augusto Roa Bastos
    Paraguayan novelist and writer 1917-2005
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    Facts can't be recounted; much less twice over, and far less still by different persons. I've already drummed that thoroughly into your head. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    Grief that is dazed and speechless is out of fashion: the modern woman mourns her husband loudly and tells you the whole story of his death, which distresses her so much that she forgets not the slightest detail about it.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Instinct. When the house burns one forgets even lunch. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    Man reckons with immortality, and forgets to reckon with death.
  • Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.
  • Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.
  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    French authors who wrote several books together
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    Never speak of yourself to others; make them talk about themselves instead; therein lies the whole art of pleasing. Everybody knows it, and everyone forgets it.
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