There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy.


Dante Alighieri on

Better by far you should forget and smile, than that you should remember and be sad.

~Christina Rossetti

The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.


Seneca: Moral Essays, Volume I (Loeb Classical Library No. 214)

I shall remember while the light lives yet, and in the night time I shall not forget.

~Algernon Charles Swinburne

Major Poems and Selected Prose of Algernon Charles Swinburne