Absence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Absence

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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 love, there is nothing worth fighting for.
~By Elijah Wood ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Judicious absence is a weapon.
~By Charles Reade ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~

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