Quotations About / On:
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.)
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.)
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.)
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).)
Do not speak like a death's-head, do not bid me remember mine end.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 2, sc. 4, l. 234-5.
"Death's head" means skull, used as a memento mori or reminder that death awaits everyone.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
(Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "Men of Letters," (1863).)
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).)