Absence Quotes

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

What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but absence of self-criticism.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man.

Bliss Carman

The greatest danger we face is not any particular kind of thought. The greatest danger we face is absence of thought.

Henry Steele Commager

Freedom can be manifested only in the void of beliefs, in the absence of axioms, and only where the laws have no more authority than a hypothesis.

Emil Cioran

In the absence of an effective general mythology, each of us has his private, unrecognized, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dreams.

Joseph Campbell

Our upriser is The Mahdi, who should be waited for in his absence, and obeyed in his appearance. He is the third of my sons.

Muhammad ibn Al_al Taqi

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

Elizabeth Bowen

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

Jean Paul Richter

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

Samuel Butler

Absence of occupation is not rest; / A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

William Cowper

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

Colette

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, And frustrate hope severer than despair.

William Cowper

Even if the absence of evidence for a given god were not evidence of its absence, it would still be evidence that the belief in that god is unreasonable. That's the only proposition that any atheist of any kind has to demonstrate in order to win the argument. Because anything beyond that... is just having fun.

Scott Clifton Snyder

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.

Franšois de la Rochefoucauld

Absence, that common cure of love.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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

Jean Paul Richter

The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence

Samuel Johnson

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

Arthur Miller

Absence is the enemy of love

Proverb

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry Kissinger

Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Vaclav Havel

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
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