Absence Quotes

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

Leonard Cohen

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

Nick Rahall

As the presence of those we love is as a double life, so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy, is as a foretaste of death.

Anna Brownell Jameson

It is remarkable that great affectation and great absence of it (unconsciousness) are at first sight very similar; they are both apt to produce singularity

Archbishop Richard Whately

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it rekindles the great.

Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.

Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives.

Edwin C Bliss

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.

Freya Stark

Absence makes the heart grow wander

Gerald Barzan

Absence in love is like water on fire, a little quickens, but much extinguishes

Hannah Moore

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

American Proverb

The only consolation I can find in your immediate presence is your ultimate absence

Shelagh Delaney

The absence of war is not peace.

Harry S Truman

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear.

William Shakespeare

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear

Mark Twain

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!

Thomas Bayly

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.

Virgil Goode

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.

Harrison Ford

In the absence of a subject with which you are passionately involved, and without the excitement that drives you to grasp it and exhaust it, you may take some beautiful pictures, but not a photographic oeuvre.

Brassai

We often think of peace as the absence of war; that if the powerful countries would reduce their arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds - our prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we transported all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the reasons for bombs would still be here, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we would make new bombs. Seek to become more aware of what causes anger and separation, and what overcomes them. Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully

Thich Nhat Hanh

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.

Goncourt
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