1. Find unusual mental images that match what you want to remember.
2. Arrange the images in a place (house, church, warehouse, etc.) so that you can systematically travel from one memorized thing to another.
3. Be interested in what you want to remember. “The more deeply something is impressed upon the soul, the less does it drop out of the soul.”
4. Meditate often on the things you have memorized. We better recall things that we understand through contemplation.
Rules of Memory
1. All knowledge is but remembrance. —Plato
2. You have a fantastic memory. Want to prove it to yourself? Okay, Try to forget something you already know!
3. ASSOCIATE You’ll be Great!
4. Conscious, controlled association = a trained memory!
5. The Reminder Principle: We usually remember one thing because we are reminded of it by another thing.
6. The reminder principle is a natural phenomenon.
7. • Association is simply the mental connecting or binding together of two “things.”
8. Association forces interest.
9. In order to remember any new thing, it must be associated to something we already know or already remember.
10. If it can be visualized it can be easily remembered.
11. “In order to think, we must speculate with images.”
12. The more intelligible a thing is, the more easily it is retained in the memory, and contrariwise, the less intelligible it is, the more easily we forget it. —Benedict Spinoza
13. Seemingly abstract and intangible “things” can be visualized and, therefore, associated.
14. “The true art of memory is the art of attention.”
15. The silliness of the image automatically brings the “slap in the face” principle into play.
16. A bit of imagination plus a bit of ingenuity Imagination can be more important than knowledge. What good is knowledge if you don’t have the imagination to use it!?
17. “I feel assured that there is no such thing as ultimate for- getting; traces once impressed upon the memory are indestructible.” -Thomas De Quincey
18. Apply the memory systems and you will be practicing to observe—automatically, and without pain.
19. THE MOST UNIVERSAL MEMORY COMPLAINT…I’m introduced to someone, and a few minutes later—no, seconds later—I’ve forgotten his or her name! …ISALIE
20. It’s a lie because you haven’t forgotten the name. What you did was—you didn’t remember it in the first place.
21. It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces there should be none alike. —Sir Thomas Browne
22. There is no such thing as a poor memory! There are only trained and untrained memories.
23. Our thoughts are so fleeting, no device for trapping them should be overlooked.
24. A quick and reliable memory is an essential business tool.
25. There is no better way to remember numbers than what I’m about to teach you.
26. A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich,in nothing else is he poor.—Alexander Smith
27. There Is No Learning Without Memory!
28. Effective reading is a search— a search for ideas, thoughts, answers.
29. Remember: How quickly you get through reading material is not as important as how much of the material gets through to you!
30. Memory is , Use it or Lose it”
31. Memory is power, knowledge is power house.
32. The memory is a treasurer to whom we must give funds, if we
are to draw the assistance we need. —Rowe
33. The memory is always present; ready and anxious to help—if
only we would ask it to do so more often. —Roger Broille