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There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.
When you are right no one remembers; when you are wrong no one forgets.
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
Memory is the scribe of the soul.
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.
You never know how much a man can't remember until he is called as a witness.
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance.
If you are speaking the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Sweet is the memory of past troubles.
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.
Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it.
Of what significance are the things you can forget.
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
If I could remember your name, I'd ask you where I left my keys.
Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart!
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
The light of memory, or rather the light that memory lends to things, is the palest light of all. I am not quite sure whether I am dreaming or remembering, whether I have lived my life or dreamed it. Just as dreams do, memory makes me profoundly aware of the unreality, the evanescence of the world, a fleeting image in the moving water.
What is read twice is usually remembered more than what is once written.
The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember the more divine his life becomes.
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.

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