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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Memory
 
Like to a coin, passing from hand to hand,
Are common memories, and day by day
The sharpness of their impress wears away.
            —Arlo Bates
  1
  Then Memory disclosed her face divine, that like the calm nocturnal lights doth shine within the soul.
            —George Eliot
  2
  Memory is like a purse, if it be overfull that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it.
            —Thomas Fuller
  3
  His memory was like a miser’s pocket, from which you cannot entice a quarter of a kopek.
            —Nikolai V. Gogol
  4
  Sweet is the memory of departed friends. Like the mellow rays of the declining sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
            —Washington Irving
  5
  Memory is like moonlight, the reflection of brighter rays from an object no longer seen.
            —G. P. R. James
  6
  Our memory is like a sieve, the holes of which in time get larger and larger; the older we get, the quicker anything intrusted to it slips from the memory, whereas what was fixed fast in it in early days is there still.
            —Arthur Schopenhauer
  7
  Memory like books that remain a long time shut up in the dust needs to be opened from time to time; it is necessary, so to speak, to open the leaves, that it may be ready in time of need.
            —Seneca
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