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Absence Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Absence

Please enjoy these Absence Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Live-By

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder,
but it sure heats up the blood.
- Elizabeth Ashley

 

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
- Zhuangzi

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

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

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

If what Proust says is true,
that happiness is the absence of fever,
then I will never know happiness.
For I am possessed by a fever
for knowledge, experience, and creation.
- Anais Nin

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.
- Alan Greenspan

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
- Earl Nightingale

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human,
as man who created a child and then,
by his absence,
left the child fatherless and then Godless.
- Anais Nin

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence,
as men are with themselves for a long affliction:
absence does but hold off a friend,
to make one see him the truer.
- Ovid

A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching
ideas of merit to that belief,
and of demerit to its absence.
- Francis Wright

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

In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome;
for the absence of these claims to attention does not
expose her to be neglected by the male sex.
- Marguerite Gardiner

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
- Karl Marx

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

In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things,
or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the
term Goods for that purpose.
- Alfred Marshall

Of all the bewildering things about a new country,
the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
- Willa Cather

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought,
unless it be the entire absence of thought.
- Samuel Butler

But I still always felt the absence of a mother.
- Marcel Carne

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works
are done in the absence of a caress.
- Leonard Cohen

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist
in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of
the most singular things in all literature.
- Alfred North Whitehead

There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world,
voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable
absence of the United States of America.
- Harold Pinter

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo,
but I don't think there is any comparison.
- Derek Bailey

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
- Orson Welles

I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner
because of the absence of falling coal.
- Peter Cook

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.
- Theodor Adorno

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

Happiness is the absence of suffering.
I think it's an interesting way of looking at it.
I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
- Julie Christie

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence,
so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
- Thomas Hardy

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

It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.
- Jack Schwartz

Absence is to love what wind is to fire;
it extinguishes the small,
it enkindles the great.
- Roger de Rabutin

In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence
of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

For many Americans, including many who are employed,
going to the doctor when they fall ill or become injured
may not be an option because of the absence of health insurance.
- Ben Nelson

God is absence.
God is the solitude of man.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Judicious absence is a weapon.
- Charles Reade

For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness,
being by nature symbol only of an absence.
- Jacques Lacan

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

Absence from those we love is self from self -
a deadly banishment.
- William Shakespeare

The weather was fine and moderate.
The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk,
four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.
- Meriwether Lewis

The absence and suppression of justice can only open
the way for extremists to exploit such a condition
to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents.
- King Hussein I

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
- Henry Ellis

The whole religious complexion of the modern world
is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
- Thomas Paine

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
- Wole Soyinka

We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled
half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
- John Robert Seeley

The heart may think it knows better:
the senses know that absence blots people out.
We really have no absent friends.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
- William Cowper

It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state,
not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state;
and the absence of this,
that makes it a northern state.
- William H. Seward


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