Quotes: recollection

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may early be impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to occur habitually to the mind.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
    Virginia Woolf
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    Henry James seems most entirely in his element, doing that is to say what everything favors his doing, when it is a question of recollection. The mellow light which swims over the past, the beauty which suffuses even the commonest little figures of that
  • Asa Gray
    Asa Gray
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    I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse; namely, the further changes in scientific belief, which have occurred within my own recollection, even since the time when I first aspired to authorship, now forty- five years ago.
  • Stendhal
    Stendhal
    French writer (ps. of Marie Henri Beyle) 1783-1842
    Stendhal
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    In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 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.
  • 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.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Take notes on the spot: a note is worth a cartload of recollection.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
    Washington Irving
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    The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
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