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.


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

Thomas Campbell

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

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

Czeslaw Milosz

Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.     

William Shakespeare

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

The good old times -- all times when old are good.

Lord (George Gordon) Byron

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

Callimachus

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

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

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

Pam Brown

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

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

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

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

Immanuel Kant

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-Exupery

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

John Henry Newman

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

More Fruits Of Solitude By William Penn

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

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

Francis A. Walker

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Randy Vader

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

Rudyard Kipling

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

Richter

Riveted, screwed to my memory.

Shakespeare

Every one can remember that which has interested himself.

Plautus

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

Shakespeare

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

Mme. Deluzy

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

Alexander Pope

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