Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
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 misers 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 8