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37 Remembrance Quotes


  • 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. – Maya Angelou


  • We are all stories in the end, remembered by the adventures we had, the achievements we made and the people we loved. So make sure your story is a good one. – Nishan Panwar


  • Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? – Terry Pratchett


  • Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – Irish Headstone


  • It’s never too late to be what we have forgotten to be. – Unknown


  • We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. – Francis A. Walker


  • The good old times, all times when old are good. – Lord Byron


  • He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present, than the living man. – Unknown


  • What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller


  • A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain. – Henry Wadsworth


  • Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. – William Shakespeare


  • As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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  • To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campbell


  • When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? – George Canning


  • He did not lose his place in the minds of men because he was out of their sight. – John Henry Newman


  • Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. – Albert Camus


  • Every one can remember that which has interested himself. – Plautus


  • The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. – Randy Vader


  • Make Use of this moment right now to create something precious, sometimes there is no next time. Sometimes, there are no second chances. Sometimes, it’s now or never because forever is composed of a bunch of future, you want to live, Lay a stone of remembrance right now. – Kemmy Nola


  • Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. – Jean Paul


  • They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. – Laurence Binyon


  • All we have of freedom, all we use or know – This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. – Rudyard Kipling
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  • Remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven away. – Unknown


  • To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. – Margaret Fairless Barber


  • I wept as I remembered how often you and I had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky. – Callimachus


  • You can’t be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he’ll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by. – Frederick Buechner


  • Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. – Immanuel Kant


  • The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums. – Arthur Koestler


  • I cannot but remember such things were that were most precious to me. – Shakespeare


  • But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye. – Thomas Dunn


It takes a moment to make memories and a lifetime to forget them. – Andy Mineo

Remembrance Quotes

  • And when we have remembered everything, we grow afraid of what we may forget. A face, a voice, a smile? A birthday? An anniversary? No need to fear forgetting, because the heart remembers always. – Sascha Wagner


  • You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying overhead, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. – Chinese Proverb
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  • Some people regret that they have poor memories. Alas! it is much more difficult to forget. – Mme. Deluzy


  • The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. – Benjamin Disraeli


  • Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. – Unknown


  • Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves to-day, Lilies and laurels over them we lay, And violets o’er each unforgotten head. – Richard Hovey