Quote by Jane Austen

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient at others, so bewildered and so weak and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control We are, to be sure, a miracle every way but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderfu


The quote suggests that out of all the faculties of human nature, memory is the most remarkable and perplexing. It highlights the inexplicable nature of memory's abilities, failures, and disparities. Memory can be highly retentive and useful at times, but it can also be confused, feeble, and uncontrollable. It can even display tyrannical qualities, asserting dominance over our thoughts. While humans may be considered miraculous in various ways, the workings of our memory, including both remembering and forgetting, remain particularly elusive and unimaginable.

By Jane Austen
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