Recollecting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations RecollectingHe who trusts women ploughs the wind, sows the barren sea, finds not the bottom of the barren ocean, writes his recollections in the snow, draws water like the Danaides, with pitchers full of holes.ndash;Paul FleminSince such a repetition is not to be expected, the next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.ndash;Benjamin FranklinAnecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit places in conversation, and to recollect the latter on proper occasion.ndash;Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThe pride of blood has a most important and beneficial influence. It is much to feel that the high and honorable belong to a name that is pledged to the present by the recollections of the past.ndash;L. E. LandonIt is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?ndash;Cesare PaveseWe are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.ndash;George Bernard ShawTravel is ninety percent anticipation and ten percent recollection.ndash;Edward StreeterPrayer is the peace of our spirit, the stillness of our thoughts, the evenness of our recollection, the sea of our meditation, the rest of our cares, and the calm of our tempest.ndash;Jeremy TaylorRecollecting ndash; MemoryMemory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.ndash;Maurice BaringMemory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.ndash;Walter Benjamin
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