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Absent Quotes

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When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
- Osho

Related topics: Wisdom

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight,
which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him,
has the idea we call love.
- John Locke

 

Adam's abduction was our private hell -
but it was not an isolated incident.
On any given day, any number of children are absent
from their homes for diverse and numerous reasons.
- John Walsh

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures,
and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures,
cause inconstancy.
- Blaise Pascal

Never find fault with the absent.
- Alexander Pope

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A committee should consist of three men,
two of whom are absent.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

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

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life,
Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
- Gary Larson

The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.
- Charles Reade

My father was absent and he was a hero to me.
- Greta Scacchi

We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man,
however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him,
split as it is in its submission to symbols.
- Jacques Lacan

The ambassador was never present, but his presence was never absent.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.
After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
- Colley Cibber

The absent are never without fault.
Nor the present without excuse.
- Michael Caine

Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench,
underscoring the importance of appointing judges who
have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.
- Paul Weyrich

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present;
he is tender toward the bashful,
gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
- Tacitus

Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour
and possess what we mean.
Knowledge is recognition of something absent;
it is a salutation,
not an embrace.
- George Santayana

A person however learned and qualified in his life's
work in whom gratitude is absent,
is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent,
the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
- Lucretius

Knowledge is recognition of something absent;
it is a salutation,
not an embrace.
- George Santayana

I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man
who returned home after being absent for more than
twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The proposition that humans have mental characteristics
wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.
- Gary L. Francione

Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.
- Sextus Propertius

Because my father was often absent on naval duty,
my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
- John James Audubon

Woman absent is woman dead.
- Walter Bagehot

At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that's better
than an absent one is a dead one.
- George S. Kaufman

Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.
- Sextus Propertius

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches
that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to
choose good with the assistance of grace;
evil,
when grace is absent.
- John Calvin

Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor,
present or absent, living or dead.
- Louise Brooks

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

Out of sight, out of mind.
The absent are always in the wrong.
- Thomas Kempis

You need the House, you need the Senate and you need the administration.
And absent one of them, you're not going to get a heck of a lot done.
- John Chafee

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as
it is wicked to strike a defenseless one.
Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip,
for they speak of persons instead of things.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United
States improves and medical advances in the field abound,
pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the
list of major success stories.
- Chris Van Hollen

One might enumerate the items of high civilization,
as it exists in other countries, which are absent from
the texture of American life,
until it should become a wonder to know what was left.
- Henry James

It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department,
to arrest and send to these Headquarters,
under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command,
without the regular leave in writing,
prescribed by Regulations and General Orders.
- John H. Morgan

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely,
the other is absent.
Violence appears where power is in jeopardy,
but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
- Hannah Arendt

Paul Riser tells it in an interesting way;
he dissects it and tells the structure,
you know, 'you don't mention that part here.'
But that's what's interesting about it and the people
who are absent are interesting too.
- Bob Saget

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds;
it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous
opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
- Earl Nightingale

I guess that's what I was: a set of abs.
And they lit the abs and shot the abs and sent the abs on their way.
The photographer didn't look at my face once.
I was humiliated.
- Michael Bergin

In the months leading up to World War II,
there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently
about the trouble in Europe.
Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening.
- Gene Tierney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

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

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

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


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