Quotation by Joyce Appleby

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
Joyce Appleby (b. 1929), U.S. historian. "Recovering America's Historic Diversity," Journal of American History, p. 430 (September 1992).
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