Absence Quotes

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Dr. Carl Sagan

Absence - that common cure of love.

Lord Byron

Sometimes I need what only you can provide -- your absence.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

William Cowper

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Earl Nightingale

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.

Spinoza

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Redmoon

Just as the absence of clouds does not mean the end of the sky, neither is an empty mind the end of knowing.

Guy Finley

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

Ambrose Redmoon

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

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

William Cowper

With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.

Thucydides

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.

Barbara Harrison

Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity, but the one that removes awareness of other possibilities.

Alan Bloom

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

St. Augustine

Las Vegas marks itself out by nothingness. All the negative descriptions that can generally be used in labelling a city apply to it, for its absence of consistency actually makes its existence doubtful: no man's land, waste ground, non-place, ghost town, urban simulacrum, nowhere city, etc. For us it is Zeropolis, the non-city which is the very first city, just as zero is the very first number. The nothing that counts, the nothingness of neon

BRUCE BEGOUT

In Las Vegas, everything takes place as if the absence of any sense of belonging to the environment entailed a hypertrophied sensitivity to details. There is no possibility of visual escape into perceptual horizons of indeterminateness (left-right, forward-back, near-far), but, instead, only the pregnancy of enlarged, exaggerated and highlighted forms. Behind each lit-up sign no space is hollowed out, no incipient world. Everything is there, everything is flat. As thick as the giant advertising billboards that ubiquitously package it, loading it with nave and comic symbols, crude, schematic messages, Las Vegas is a city of literal superficiality.

BRUCE BEGOUT

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul

Thomas Moore

Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.

Pat Riley

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.

Pierre de Coubertin

Health is not simply the absence of sickness.

Hannah Green

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.

Charles Horton Cooley

Solitude: a sweet absence of looks.

Milan Kundera
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