Absence Quotes

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When I came back to Dublin I was court-martialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
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A short absence is the safest.
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Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion. [And what about belief in the illusion of the absence of illusions?]
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Absence - that common cure of love.
View quotes by Lord Byron

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvellously.
View quotes by Henry Kissinger

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
View quotes by Earl Nightingale

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
View quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

With leaden foot time creeps along While Delia is away ('Absence')
View quotes by Richard Jago

Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it.
View quotes by Hannah More

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

View quotes by Jean Paul Richter

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
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Among the defects of the Bill, which were numerous, one provision was conspicuous by its presence and another by its absence.
View quotes by Lord John Russell

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

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.
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Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives.
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We [the English] seem as it were to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind (The Expansion of England)
View quotes by Sir John Robert Seeley

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
View quotes by Benedict Spinoza

We prefer to believe that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source
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Buildings can be rebuilt, no matter what the size. The void in sky is not just the absence of buildings, but the loss of faith...
View quotes by Fred Gallagher

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

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