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Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-1832+2
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
American Poet 1878-1967+1
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)
Greek poet c. 850 -? BC0
A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly.
Hubert H. Humphrey
American politician 1911-19780
A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
English poet 1809-18920
Authority forgets a dying king.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-18940
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
Paraguayan novelist and writer 1917-20050
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
French writer 1645-16960
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.
English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-18090
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.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
Instinct. When the house burns one forgets even lunch. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes.
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-0
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
French authors who wrote several books together0
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.