Quotations About / On: REMEMBER

  • 71.
    Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Gilbert, in The Critic as Artist, pt. 1, published in Intentions (1891).)
  • 72.
    Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favourable to virtue.... Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 1, ed. George Birkbeck Hill, p. 219 (1891). Quoted in Hester Piozzi, Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson (1786).)
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  • 73.
    How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Samuel Cramer, in La Fanfarlo (1847), trans. 1986.)
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  • 74.
    A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember what he shouldn't have said.
    (Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Joe Morse (John Garfield), Force of Evil, narrating (1948).)
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  • 75.
    Do you remember you shot a seagull? A man came by chance, saw it and destroyed it, just to pass the time.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian dramatist, author. Nina, in The Seagull, act 4 (1896), trans. by Elisaveta Fen (1954). Spoken to Trepliov, who shot the bird in act 1, laying it at Nina's feet as a symbol of his ruined hopes.)
  • 76.
    ... but I do not remember ever having seen a newspaper in the house; and, most certainly, that privation did not render us less industrious, happy, or free.
    (William Cobbett (1762-1835), British author, publisher, Member of Parliament. Life and Adventures of Peter Porcupine, p. 22, London, The Nonesuch Press (1927).)
  • 77.
    At first, it must be remembered, that [women] can never accomplish anything until they put womanhood ahead of wifehood, and make motherhood the highest office on the social scale.
    ("Jennie June" Croly 1829-1901, U.S. founder of the woman's club movement, journalist, author, editor. Demorest's Illustrated Monthly and Mirror of Fashions, pp. 24-5 (January 1870). Jane Cunningham Croly wrote under the name "Jennie June.")
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  • 78.
    Children learn and remember at least as much from the context of the classroom as from the content of the coursework.
    (Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parent and Child, ch. 8 (1991).)
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  • 79.
    Good breeding ... differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
    (Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Sartor Resartus, bk. 3, ch. 6 (1833-1834).)
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  • 80.
    To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 429 (1823), repr. In The Complete Works of William Hazlitt, vol. 9, ed. P.P. Howe (1932).)
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