60+ Best Remembrance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Remembrance is the state of bearing in mind. Inspirational remembrance quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Remembrance Quotes

Wherever you are, I am there also. Beethoven

Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind–But how could I forget thee?  William Wordsworth

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory. Paulo Coelho

Riveted, screwed to my memory. Shakespeare

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 must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure. Jane Austen

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

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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

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

Some people regret that they have poor memories. Alas! it is much more difficult to forget. Mme. Deluzy

It’s never too late to be what we have forgotten to be. Mynzah

The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them. Czeslaw Milosz

The past: our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. Israel Zangwill

This memorial had not the effect of procuring them redress, and they were left to undergo their punishment in exile, and to mingle with the population among whom they were distributed, with the hope that in time their language, predictions, and even the recollection of their origin, would be lost amidst the mass of English people with whom they were incorporated. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Amazing Remembrance Quotes

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

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

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

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

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! Maya Angelou

When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that. Margaret Atwood

Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Sisters share the scent and smells… the feel of a common childhood. Pam Brown 

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

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

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

A movie about the past is not the same as the past. Margaret Atwood

I try to remember if the past was exactly like this. I’m not sure, now. I know it contained these things, but somehow the mix is different. Margaret Atwood

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

All we have of freedom, all we use or know – This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. Rudyard Kipling

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

Human life, old and young, takes place between hope and remembrance. The young man sees all the gates to his desires open, and the old man remembers–his hopes. Franz Grillparzer

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

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. More Fruits of Solitude By William Penn

The good old times — all times when old are good. Lord Byron

I learned from the shadow of a tree, that to and fro did sway against a wall: our shadow-selves, our influence, may fall where we ourselves can never be. Anna E. Hamilton

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell

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

Everyone can remember that which has interested himself. Plautus

Remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven away. Richter

Though we be separated by the whole wide world, you are ever present in my mind. Ovid

We invented something call ‘memory’, just like a computer. Paulo Coelho

Top Remembrance Quotes

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present, than the living man. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying overhead, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. Chinese Proverb

Oh, give me something to remember you by. Howard Dietz

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

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

There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,’ my mother explained shortly before she left me. ‘If you can remember me, I will be with you always. Isabelle Allende

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

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

She was disturbed by no fear for her felicity, not humbled by any remembrance of her misconduct. Jane Austen

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

Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. William Shakespeare

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

The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d Alexander Pope

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

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Cynthia Ozick 

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