Absence Quotes

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


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

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Dr. Carl Sagan

Absence - that common cure of love.

Lord Byron
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