Absence Quotes

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

William Cowper

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

Ashleigh Brilliant

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Dr. Carl Sagan

The absent are always in the wrong

English Proverb

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Havelock Ellis

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Ambrose Bierce

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

Karl Marx

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

William Cowper

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

A short absence is safest


Absence from whom we love is worse than death.

William Cowper

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.

Benjamin Franklin

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

William Shakespeare

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

Henry B. Adams

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

Neal A. Maxwell

God is absence. God is the solitude of man.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.


Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.


Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.

Sir Matthew Hale

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

Vaclav Havel

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

Patti Davis

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

Harrison Ford

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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