Quotations About / On: REMEMBER

  • 41.
    Friendship is evanescent in every man's experience, and remembered like heat lightning in past summers.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 277, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 42.
    Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
    (Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Here Lies, "Sentiment," (1939). For the original, see Wordsworth on poetry.)
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  • 43.
    There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Casca, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2, l. 287. Reporting to Cassius what happened when Caesar addressed the people of Rome.)
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  • 44.
    Adieu, adieu, adieu! remember me.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ghost, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5, l. 91. His father's ghost gives a final command to Hamlet.)
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  • 45.
    Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Society and Solitude, "Works and Days," (1870).)
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  • 46.
    Remember that you need not eat unless you are hungry.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 9, 1850, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 186, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 47.
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
    (George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. Life of Reason, "Reason in Common Sense," ch. 12 (1905-6). William L. Shirer made these words the epigraph for his Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1959).)
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  • 48.
    We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
    (Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "On Death and the Fear of Dying," (1863).)
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  • 49.
    I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
    (Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "Men of Letters," (1863).)
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  • 50.
    It is so hard to forget what it is worse than useless to remember!
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, pp. 474-475, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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