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Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.


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Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
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Nothing fixes a thing so intently in the memory as the wish to forget it
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Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
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Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
Memory is the thing you forget with.
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Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
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We worry about losing our memory, yet there are things we wish we could forget.
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A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
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Being clingy may work for puppies, but not for you.
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The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself.
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He was already fading. I knew that it wouldn't be long until he was just a vague image, however much...
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If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
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There is nothing so fleeting as the memory of benefits received.
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This is too much reality for a Friday.
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A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
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Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.
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Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physi...
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If you can’t forget the past, then don’t forget it. Bury it in your heart, and let it become a p...
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'Tis so much to be a king, that he only is so by being so. - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne,
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If I provide for this life and turn away from the Lord, I am wise for a moment, but lost forever.
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The only way he could have her was to shatter this stubborn faith of hers. In doing so, would he sha...
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The only way he could have her was to shatter this stubborn faith of hers. In doing so, would he sha...
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The idea is to believe me... but as far as I see the world... to believe is a sin... to trust me one...
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Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
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Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable.
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Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
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Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
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The Nothing is spreading," groaned the first. "It's growing and growing, there's more of it every da...
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The hardest thing to do is something that is close to nothing.
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The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider noth...
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Nothing is so easy as to deceive oneself; for what we wish, we readily believe.
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When you work on these films for so long and so intensely, when you get to the end of them, suddenly...
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He trailed through hallways, ducking under arms no longer there, excusing himself as he pressed thro...
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My youth is like a scab: under it there is a wound that every day leaks blood. It disfigures me.
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What we perceive as the present is the vivid fringe of memory tinged with anticipation.
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Those were her best days, although there was always something feckless about her, something so slack...
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Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it appears to be.
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To envision the future; you must forget the past and make the present a memory
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The one thing we know today is we can't continue to do business the way we have in the past.
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There is nothing so convincing as a thing well done.
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There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.
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And although I tried to forget you to survive, sometimes the memory of you was the only thing that m...
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And although I tried to forget you to survive, sometimes the memory of you was the only thing that m...
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Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the onl...
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Don't live in regret! It is such a useless idea.
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Now is everything
Now is the essence
Now is the focus
Focus on the now
For that ...
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People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory ...
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We're doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That's what it is to be alive. It's pretty dense kid...
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Everyday people all over the world take advantage of life, they abuse it and dice with it.Life is so...
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We begin to fight. The wind and I. Horns locked. Battling each other with elements.
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That was what she really wanted. To forget so thoroughly she'd never have another memory again, the ...
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Sometimes I don't understand how another can love her, is allowed to love her, since I love her so c...
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The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.
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Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing.
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What you do intensely that you forget meal is your calling
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Success will come just as a mere wish when cars begin to manufacture and drive themselves. Believe i...
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Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it?...
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...as long as nothing happens between them, the memory is cursed with what hasn't happened.
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Time is a teacher which in the end it kills all it's students. (Synchronicity 2015 Film)
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I would forget it fain; But, O, it presses to my memory, like damned guilty deeds to a sinners mind.
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There is nothing in the whole frame of man which seems to me so unaccountable as that thing called c...
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I wish I hadn't. I had to be so close to it that that was the worst thing about it.
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The first and foremost human right or fundamental right is the right to exist.
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The first and foremost human right or fundamental right is the right to exist.
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Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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Congratulations, to the people which made gotham series, still need some more and extra work!
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We fall back into the past, we jump ahead into the future, and in this we lose our entire lives.
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The scientific method gives us information by testing and repeating observable things so that we can...
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Some people never take a chance and never know what it's like to live life to the full.
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Philosophy is doubt.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most univ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of my...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
It would be better to have no laws at all, than to have too many.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
I love those historians that are either very simple or most excellent. Such as are between both (whi...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
To honor him whom we have made is far from honoring him that hath made us..
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
In my opinion, the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is in conversation. I find it sweeter ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out the school of freedom, giveth more con...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Socrates thought and so do I that the wisest theory about the gods is no theory at all.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking ho...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
This notion is more clearly understood by asking What do I know?.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
I find no quality so easy for a man to counterfeit as devotion, though his life and manner are not c...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Once you have decided to keep a certain pile, it is no longer yours; for you can't spend it.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and immutable example unto ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
My reason is not framed to bend or stoop: my knees are.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
MICHAEL DE MONTAIGNE
One may be humble out of pride.
MICHAEL EYQUEN DE MONTAIGNE
A man should keep for himself a little back shop, all his own, quite unadulterated, in which he esta...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most un...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
All is a-swarm with commentaries: of authors there is a dearth.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and contr...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Arts and sciences are not cast in a mould, but are found and perfected by degrees, by often handlin...
MICHAEL EYQUEN DE MONTAIGNE
Since we cannot match it let us take our revenge by abusing it.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE