Remembrance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old remembrance quotes, remembrance sayings, and remembrance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

Cynthia Ozick

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

Maya Angelou

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

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

Terry Pratchett

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

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

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

Andy Mineo

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

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

Arthur Koestler

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

Irish Headstone

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

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

Helen Keller

Wherever you are, I am there also.     

Beethoven

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

Chinese Proverb

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

Mynzah

Oh, give me something to remember you by.     

Howard Dietz

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

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

Ovid

Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind--But how could I forget thee?      

William Wordsworth

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

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

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

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

Margaret Atwood

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

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.     

Paulo Coelho

We invented something call 'memory', just like a computer.     

Paulo Coelho