The tumalt and shouting dies, The captains and the kings depart. Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heat. Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget.
It is sometimes expedient to forget what you know.
To the sick man the physician when he enters seems to have three faces, those of a man, a devil, a god. When the physician first comes and announces the safety of the patient, then the sick man says: "Behold a God or a guardian angel!
You have absorb'd me. I have a sensation at the present moment as though I was dissolving.
My creed is love and you are its only tenet.
God and the Doctor we alike adore But only when in danger, not before; The danger o'er, both are alike requited, God is forgotten, and the Doctor slighted.
The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entomb'd in autumn lies; The dew dries up; the star is shot; The flight is past, and man forgot.
God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows.
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
Meek young men grow up in libraries.
Let the past be content with itself, for man needs forgetfulness as well as memory
Forgotten? No, we never do forget:
We let the years go; wash them clean with tears,
Leave them to bleach out in the open day,
Or lock them careful by, like dead friends' clothes,
Till we shall dare unfold them without pain,—
But we forget not, never can forget.
Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget--lest we forget!
Mistakes remember'd are not faults forgot.
The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.
We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
Maxwell is serious, dedicated, awkward, forgetful, pompous to a certain degree, sentimental.
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion-- I have shuddered at it, I shudder no more. I could be martyred for my religion. Love is my religion and I could die for that. I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
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