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Charles James Quotes and Sayings

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Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is,
never start believing your own press.
- Charles James

The standard formulation on remedy is that it ought
to cure past violations and prevent their recurrence.
That's what antitrust is all about.
- Charles James

I recognize that virtually every company that comes
in here has a perspective.
It's often not difficult to understand why they have
the perspective that they have.
- Charles James

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

 

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely,
like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
- Shunryu Suzuki

I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England,
to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

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

Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Nelson Mandela

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
- Zhuangzi PHOTO

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

If what Proust says is true,
that happiness is the absence of fever,
then I will never know happiness.
For I am possessed by a fever
for knowledge, experience, and creation.
- Anais Nin

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

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.
- Alan Greenspan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Anais Nin

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

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.
- 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.
- Irving Babbitt

The surest test of discipline is its absence.
- Clara Barton

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

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

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.
- Antonin Artaud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Arthur Miller

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

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.
- William H. Seward

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

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.
- John Charles Polanyi

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

Absence - that common cure of love.
- Lord Byron

We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled
half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
- 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.
- Willa Cather

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

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

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

In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence
of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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.
- Meriwether Lewis

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.
- Harold Pinter

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

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
- William Cowper


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