We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
— George Bernard Shaw

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
Francois de la Rochefoucauld recollect quote

I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time.
— Frederik Pohl

The bare recollection of anger kindles anger.
— Publilius Syrus

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.
— recollect quotation by Marcus Tullius Cicero