Absent Quotes

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The absent are always in the wrong.
View quotes by Philippe Nericault Destouches

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
View quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
View quotes by Tacitus

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
View quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
View quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent. [Don't tell the civil service / public sector!]
View quotes by Robert Copeland

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
View quotes by Earl Nightingale

The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.
View quotes by Cicero

The absent danger greater still appears less fears he who is near the thing he fears.
View quotes by Samuel Daniel

Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.
View quotes by John Calvin

A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.
View quotes by W H Auden

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
View quotes by Hannah Arendt

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