A short absence is safest
Absence from whom we love is worse than death.
Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.
God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity -the more energetically meaning is sought.
And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else
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.
We recognize defeated landscapes by the absence of pleasure from them.
In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
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.
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.
In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
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.
All requests for leave of absence on account of grandmother's funeral, sore throat, housecleaning, lame back, turning of the ringer, headaches, brain storm, cousin's wedding, general ailments or other legitimate excuses must be made out and handed to the boss not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the game
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Absence - that common cure of love.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities
Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
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.
Solitude: a sweet absence of looks.