Absence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Absence

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Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
~By William Hazlitt ~


When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
~By Brendan Behan ~


Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
~By Dorothy Thompson ~


In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex.
~By Marguerite Gardiner ~


Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
~By William Cowper ~


Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
~By Jean Henri Fabre ~


Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.
~By Alice Koller ~


Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
~By Elizabeth Ashley ~


In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
~By Leonard Cohen ~


In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
~By Saint Augustine ~


Life has become the ideology of its own absence.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


In the absence of sound oversight,responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system.
~By Barack Obama ~


Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
~By George Byron ~


The absence of the heavy boot of Europe has preserved to these people the agile walk of the wild animal, while the general simplicity of their lives has given them many other points of physical perfection.
~By John Millington Synge ~


Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


Peace must be more than the absence of war.
~By Helmut Kohl ~


Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
~By Pierre de Coubertin ~


Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
~By Edmond de Goncourt ~


With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office.
~By Louis Auchincloss ~


The weather was fine and moderate. The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk, four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.
~By Meriwether Lewis ~


Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?
~By Arthur Miller ~


My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one.
~By Ezra Cornell ~


The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
~By Wole Soyinka ~


I called their attention also to the absence of all means of ventilating the hall, remarking that, as we had already breathed the air which it contained for a full hour, it must have lost much of its vital properties and needed to be renewed.
~By George Combe ~


Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in.
~By Mary Astell ~


White... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man.
~By Hans Urs von Balthasar ~


While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
~By Ray Kroc ~


Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
~By Antonin Artaud ~


I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.
~By Julia Roberts ~


One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name.
~By George Saintsbury ~


For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
~By Willa Cather ~


Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
~By Anais Nin ~


Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner because of the absence of falling coal.
~By Peter Cook ~


And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else.
~By Patti Davis ~


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
~By Nelson Mandela ~


In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.
~By Tucker Carlson ~


For many Americans, including many who are employed, going to the doctor when they fall ill or become injured may not be an option because of the absence of health insurance.
~By Ben Nelson ~


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
~By Thomas Haynes Bayly ~


It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.
~By Jack Schwartz ~


Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
~By Zhuangzi ~


The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
~By Vaclav Havel ~


We want to see Israel withdraw from our territory. But we don't want to be accountable vis-a-vis Israel on the security basis, because we don't see, in the absence of a peace agreement, that Lebanon can really be accountable to Israel if anything happens.
~By Rafik Hariri ~


Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
~By William Cowper ~


It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state, not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state; and the absence of this, that makes it a northern state.
~By William H. Seward ~


With the absence of a flu vaccination last year, I did not take a flu shot; but there is still some immunity that carries over from year to year; but about every 30 years, there is a major change in the genetics of the flu virus.
~By Michael Burgess ~


Absence - that common cure of love.
~By Lord Byron ~


The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
~By Mark Twain ~


Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
~By William Cowper ~


The system adopted in the Latin American instrument proves that, although no state can obligate another to join such a zone, neither can one prevent others wishing to do so from adhering to a regime of total absence of nuclear weapons within their own territories.
~By Alfonso G. Robles ~


Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
~By Roger de Rabutin ~


Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
~By Karl Marx ~


We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
~By John Robert Seeley ~


Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
~By Rollo May ~


Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
~By Jose Ortega Y Gasset ~


There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
~By Samuel Butler ~


I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me.
~By Bram Fischer ~


I'd excluded New York from my writing, and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again. The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for New York when you are not there.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~


The surest test of discipline is its absence.
~By Clara Barton ~


Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
~By Leo Rosten ~


I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
~By Brendan Behan ~


Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
~By Ovid ~


If Bill Finger created Batman, where is Bill Finger's byline on my strip? It is conspicuous by its absence.
~By Bob Kane ~


Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
~By Freya Stark ~


In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things, or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the term Goods for that purpose.
~By Alfred Marshall ~


It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled out by illegally cast ballots.
~By Virgil Goode ~


Judicious absence is a weapon.
~By Charles Reade ~


A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.
~By Francis Wright ~


Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.
~By Neal A. Maxwell ~


There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
~By Philip James Bailey ~


Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~


The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.
~By Arthur Miller ~


Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love.
~By Milton R. Sapirstein ~


In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.
~By Alan Greenspan ~


In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don't think there is any comparison.
~By Derek Bailey ~


Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


But I still always felt the absence of a mother.
~By Marcel Carne ~


In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country.
~By Karl Radek ~


The alarming thing in China is the almost total absence of primary care. Even in cities, there are no independent doctors' offices or neighborhood clinics, so people have to go to the hospital for every health care need.
~By Nancy Travis ~


I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
~By Thomas Hardy ~

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