Absence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Absence

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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation - one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence.
~By Tammy Bruce ~


So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


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


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 ~


Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence!
~By Edsger Dijkstra ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Coughs seem very common here, especially among the children, though people look strong and healthy, but in the absence of proper statistics one cannot undertake to say whether the district is a healthy one or not.
~By Edward Burnett Tylor ~


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


This is a big deal. My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart.
~By Dick Armey ~


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


You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


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


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


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


I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.
~By Alexander Herzen ~


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 ~


Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.
~By Marguerite Gardiner ~


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


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 ~


Wilderness is not defined by the absence of certain activities, but rather by the presence of certain unique and invaluable characteristics.
~By Nick Rahall ~


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 ~


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


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


I dote on his very absence.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


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


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


In the 5 years, well over 60,000 American families have been broken apart by the absence of insurance because the only way for parents to get treatment for their children is to turn the custody of those children over to the State.
~By Patrick J. Kennedy ~


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


The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Judicious absence is a weapon.
~By Charles Reade ~


To me, its seems necessary to rediscover - and the energy to do so exists - that even the political and economic spheres need moral responsibility, a responsibility that is born in man's heart and, in the end, has to do with the presence or absence of God.
~By Joseph Ratzinger ~


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


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 ~


The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
~By Henry Ellis ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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


In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


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


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 ~


That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.
~By Edward Everett ~


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


Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


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


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


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 ~


Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
~By Julie Christie ~


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 ~


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 ~


In 1916 I was discharged from military service, or rather, given a sort of leave of absence on the understanding that I might be recalled within a few months. And so I was a free man, at least for a while.
~By George Grosz ~


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


The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
~By Elizabeth Bowen ~


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


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 ~


Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
~By Gerald Jampolsky ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned.
~By Donna Rice ~


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 ~


For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.
~By Jacques Lacan ~


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 ~


The absence and suppression of justice can only open the way for extremists to exploit such a condition to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents.
~By King Hussein I ~


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


In the absence of a magnetic field the period of all these oscillations is the same. But as soon as the electron is exposed to the effect of a magnetic field, its motion changes.
~By Pieter Zeeman ~


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 ~


The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis.
~By Ali A. Saleh ~


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


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 ~


Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
~By Orson Welles ~


In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.
~By Elijah Wood ~


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 ~


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


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

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