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We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) Italian poet, critic, novelist, and translator.

Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart!

Eliza Cook (1818-1889) English author, poet and writer.

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

Dante (1265-1321) Italian philosopher, and poet.

The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.

Persian proverb

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.


Of what significance are the things you can forget.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.

Unknown Source

Memory: We retain: 10 percent of what we read; 20 percent of what we hear; 30 percent of what we see •50 percent of what we hear and see; 70 percent of what we say; 90 percent of what we say and do

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The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.