Quotes by memory

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  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
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    Committing a great truth to memory is admirable; committing it to life is wisdom.
  • Siri Hustvedt
    Siri Hustvedt
    American novelist and essayist 1955-
    Siri Hustvedt
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    Memory changes as a person matures.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-1519
    Leonardo Da Vinci
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    Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
    Elbert Hubbard
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    A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
    Anatole France
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    An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
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    Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
  • Martin Farquhar Tupper
    Martin Farquhar Tupper
    English writer and poet 1810-1889
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    Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
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    'Tis beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women will stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer 1955-
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    A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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