Quotations About / On:
I write this all down - I know that someone somewhere needs to remember
(from the poem 'purpose' by r soos)
to live life always remember that people are always strange until we know their heart
(life to life)
'We forget only those things which we really don't want to remember.'
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered but a general effect of pleasing impression.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, entry for 1781 (1791).)
Remember that the smallest seed of faith is of more worth than the largest fruit of happiness.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, January 25, 1843, to Lucy Brown, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 48, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
The rays which stream through the shutter will be no longer remembered when the shutter is wholly removed.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 123, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, pp. 3-4, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
I dislike modern memoirs. They are generally written by people who have either entirely lost their memories, or have never done anything worth remembering.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Ernest, in The Critic as Artist, pt. 1, published in Intentions (1891).
He continued, "which, however, is, no doubt, the true explanation of their popularity, as the English public always feels perfectly at its ease when a mediocrity is talking to it." In reply, Gilbert disagreed with Ernest's view of autobiography: "In literature mere egotism is delightful.")
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
(John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. The Stones of Venice, vol. I, ch. 2 (1851).)
The issue is a mighty one for all people and all time; and whoever aids the right, will be appreciated and remembered.
(Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Letter to Abram Wakeman, July 25, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 7, p. 461, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)