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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1173
AUTHOR:Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634)
QUOTATION:It is therefore necessary that memorable things should be committed to writing, (the witness of times, the light and the life of truth,) and not wholly betaken [i.e., committed] to slippery memory which seldom yields a certain reckoning.
ATTRIBUTION:SIR EDWARD COKE, Les Reports de Edward Coke, vol. 1, p. 3 (1660). Spelling modernized.
SUBJECTS:Memory
 
 
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