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In some ways more painful is the fact that their experience appears to be fading from the collective memory of humankind. Having never experienced an atomic bombing, the vast majority around the world can only vaguely imagine such horror, and these days, John Hersey’s Hiroshima and Jonathan Schell’s The Fate of the Earth are all but forgotten. As predicted by the saying, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,’ the probability that nuclear weapons will be used and the danger of nuclear war are increasing.”
-- Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba

One of the most liberating tools for peacebuilders is learning to let go. We carry so many burdens with us, from our childhood throughout our lives. We carry hurts about wrongs that were done to us. We carry regrets about things we wish we had or hadn't done. We hide these memories, but the anger and hurt and regret can influence the way we think and interact without our even knowing it.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

“Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy”
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

* We’re never going to have respectful and reverential relationships with the planet- and sensible policies about what we put in the air, the soil, the water – if very young children don’t begin learning about these things literally in their houses, backyards, streets and schools. We need to have human beings who are oriented that way from their earliest memories.”
-- Elise Boulding

* Racism is cruel and unjust. It cuts deep and lingers long in individual and community memories. And it is not a thing of the past....We all have a duty to do what we can to turn this around.
-- William Deane

Time and memory are true artists;
they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.

-- John Dewey

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
-- Bob Dylan

There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
-- Lionel Hampton

"Forgiveness does not equal forgetting. It is about healing the memory of the harm, not erasing it."
-- Ken Hart

Every man's memory is his private literature.
~ Aldous Huxley

* “You dont have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the memory.”
-- Janet Jackson

Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.
-- Jesse Jackson

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
-- Barbara Kingsolver

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
-- Barbara Kingsolver

"We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life."
-- Edwin Markham

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
-- Rosa Parks

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
-- Diane Sawyer

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.
-- Charles M. Schulz

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
-- Seneca

“It's a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe /though we didn't know it at the time. We know it now. Because it's in the past; because we have survived.”
-- Susan Sontag

Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come.
Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past,
which can bridge to the future.
- Mattie Stepanek

* "Our expanding ethnic diversity of this century, a time when we will all be minorities, offers us an invitation to create a larger memory of who we are as Americans and to re-affirm our founding principle of equality. Let's put aside fears of the "disuniting of America" and warnings of the "clash of civilizations." As Langston Hughes sang, "Let America be America, where equality is in the air we breathe."
-- Ronald Takaki

We dedicate ourselves to working with our neighbors, near and far, day in and day out, to building that peaceful society in which the tragedies we have known are a bad memory and a continuing warning.
-- Betty Williams

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are,
the things you never want to lose.
~The Wonder Years

 

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