Absence Quotes

Love reckons hours for months, and das for years; And every little absence is an age

John Dryden, Amphitryon

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

Absence lessens half-hearted passions, and increases great ones, as the wind puts out candles and yet stirs up the fire

Duc de la Rouchefoucauld

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.

Franois de La Rouchefoucauld

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.

Coco Chanel

We recognize defeated landscapes by the absence of pleasure from them.

Wendell Berry†

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it

Coco Chanel

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.

Dorothy Thompson

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.

Jawaharlal Nehru

And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else

Patti Davis

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

Vaclav Havel

God is absence. God is the solitude of man.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.

Neal A. Maxwell

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

Henry B. Adams

Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment

William Shakespeare

Absence from whom we love is worse than death.

William Cowper

A short absence is safest

Ovid

When I came back to Dublin I was court marshaled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence

Brendan Behan

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair

William Cowper

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

Karl Marx

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

Ambrose Bierce

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions

Samuel Johnson

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Havelock Ellis
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