41 Quotes About Not Forgetting


Being able to remember the challenges and difficulties you have to go through in life is an important way to pay tribute to your effort. These quotes about not forgetting will help you take a drive down memory lane.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

“Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.”

“Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.”

“Fear is present when we forget that we are a part of God’s divine design. Learning to experience authentic love means abandoning ego’s insistence that you have much to fear and that you are in an unfriendly world. You can make the decision to be free from fear and doubt and return to the brilliant light of love that is always with you.”

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

“Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.”

“Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment.”

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”

“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.”

“I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful.”

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.”

“I really believe I’ve been a good person. Not perfect – forget about perfect – but just learning by what I was taught and living by my own values. I might have stepped on a few ants – and a few other things as well – but I’ve never hurt anybody.”

“I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.”

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

“If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.”

“I’m not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears.”

“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.”

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing.”

“Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?”

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”

“Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.”

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.”

“People change and forget to tell each other.”

“People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t.”

“Rather than wasting time on yesterday that is gone, it is better to invest your time in tomorrow that is not yet born.”

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

“The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.”

“The gym is somewhere you can go to just forget for an hour what you do for a living, what you are doing on a daily basis. You just turn up and get on with it.”

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”

“Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.”

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

“We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.”

“We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory – it’s theirs.”

“When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.”

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.”

There are many ways our memories and brains work to help remind us of where we have been and what we have experienced.

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