Absence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Absence

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
~By Jean Paul ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world, voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable absence of the United States of America.
~By Harold Pinter ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
~By Edna St. Vincent Millay ~


Judicious absence is a weapon.
~By Charles Reade ~

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