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"The secret motive of the absent-minded is to be innocent while guilty. Absent-mindedness is spurious innocence." - Saul Bellow

"Books are absent teachers." - Mortimer Adler

"Broad-mindedness is related to tolerance; open-mindedness is the sibling of peace." - Salman Rushdie

"Everything disturbs an absent lover." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Woman absent is woman dead." - Ambrose Bierce

"Achilles absent was Achilles still!" - Homer

"The absent are easily refuted." - C S Lewis

"Woman absent is woman dead." - Walter Bagehot

"Americans shocked me by their behavior and their narrow-mindedness." - Mick Jagger

"The absent partie is still faultie." - George Herbert

"The Mr. absent, and the house dead." - George Herbert

"Absent in body, but present in spirit." - Paul the Apostle

"The absent are always in the wrong" - Philippe Nericault Destouches

"Never speak ill of an absent friend." - Plautus

"We have really no absent friends." - Elizabeth Bowen

"Friends, though absent, are still present." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better." - Propertius

"No god is absent where prudence dwells." - Juvenal

"Don't be absent from your own life." - Jessica Lange

"Absent in body, but present in spirit." - Bible

"Speak no evil of an absent friend." - Plautus

"The absent are always in the wrong." - Proverbs

"Those who are absent are always wrong." - Proverbs

"A good husband is healthy and absent." - Proverbs

"Never find fault with the absent." - Alexander Pope

"Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better." - Sextus Propertius

"Minds are not conquered by force, but by love and high-mindedness." - Baruch Spinoza

"The most important quality for a judge is open- mindedness to the arguments." - Samuel Alito

"Closing your mind to religion is no different than the close-mindedness that religions can cause." - Carlton Mellick III

"What living occasion can, Be just to the absent?" - W H Auden

"Nature soon takes over if the gardener is absent." - Penelope Hobhouse

"Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear." - Alexander Pope

"Speak not evil of the absent for it is unjust." - George Washington

"Hate can only flourish where love is absent." - William Menninger

"Where love is absent, there can be no woman." - George Sand

"Justice is achieved only when injustice is absent." - Frederic Bastiat

"Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Always in absent lovers love's tide flows stronger." - Propertius

"Human feet are conspicuously absent from beer making." - Steve Mirsky

"He that fears you present will hate you absent." - Thomas Fuller

"This bed yawns beneath the weight of our absent selves." - Maya Angelou

"Greater things are believed of those who are absent." - Tacitus

"Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends." - Ambrose Bierce

"Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves." - Charles Reade

"Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"The largest living land mammal is the absent mind." - Don Van Vliet

"Deism, historically, produces atheism. First you make God a landlord, then an absent landlord, then he becomes simply absent." - N T Wright

"I am gay on the outside, especially among my own folk (I count Poles my own); but inside something gnaws at me; some presentiment, anxiety, dreams - or sleeplessness - melancholy, indifference - desire for life, and the next instant, desire for death; some kind of sweet peace, some kind of numbness, absent-mindedness..." - Frederic Chopin

"The very serpents bite their tails; the bees forget to sting, For a language so celestial setteth up a wondering. And the touch of absent mindedness is more than any line, Since direction counts for nothing when the gods set up a sign." - Nathalia Crane

"The very serpents bite their tails; the bees forget to sting, For a language so celestial setteth up a wondering. And the touch of absent mindedness is more than any line, Since direction counts for nothing when the gods set up a sign." - Nathalia Crane

"People should decide on the books' meanings for themselves. They'll find a story that attacks such things as cruelty, oppression, intolerance, unkindness, narrow-mindedness, and celebrates love, kindness, open-mindedness, tolerance, curiosity, human intelligence." - Philip Pullman

"We can't encourage narrow mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"We ought at all times to be very careful that high-mindedness shall never have place in our hearts." - Joseph Smith Jr

"What most people call "chaos" is actually incredibly predictable and maddeningly boring - greed, close-mindedness, warring over power." - Greg Saunier

"I'm rather shocked by what I thought was simple mindedness actually. I thought they're not looking, they're not actually looking." - David Hockney

"What makes me angry is closed mindedness, prejudice against those who are different from you, reveling in one's own ignorance." - Jinkx Monsoon

"Spirituality can go hand-in-hand with ruthless single-mindedness when the individual is convinced his cause is just" - Michela Wrong

"Men ought to know that from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures, joys, laughter, and jests as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. ... It is the same thing which makes us mad or delirious, inspires us with dread and fear, whether by night or by day, brings us sleeplessness, inopportune mistakes, aimless anxieties, absent-mindedness and acts that are contrary to habit..." - Hippocrates

"Thus I progressed on the surface of life, in the realm of words as it were, never in reality. All those books barely read, those friends barely loved, those cities barely visited, those women barely possessed! I went through the gestures out of boredom or absent-mindedness. Then came human beings; they wanted to cling, but there was nothing to cling to, and that was unfortunate-for them. As for me, I forgot. I never remembered anything but myself." - Albert Camus

"This is the sleep: being absent, being not present to the present moment, being somewhere else." - Rajneesh

"Men's minds tend to fear more keenly those things that are absent." - Julius Caesar

"Something about the circus stirs their souls, and they ache for it when it is absent." - Erin Morgenstern

"Most of my decisions in life seem absent-minded but inevitable." - Mason Cooley

"It is by the benefit of letters that absent friends are in a manner brought together." - Seneca the Younger

"Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; For, thus friends absent speak." - John Donne

"At first I was iridescent, then I became transparent, finally I was absent" - Paul Kantner

"It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"Not an angel of the air, Bird melodious or bird fair, Be absent hence!" - William Shakespeare

"I was absent at the moment I took up the most space." - Albert Camus

"There is no good singing, there is only present and absent." - Jeff Buckley

"Those who are absent, by its means become present; it [mail] is the consolation of life." - Voltaire

"Genuinely skillful use of obscenities is uniformly absent on the Internet." - Karl Kleinpaste

"Sweet is the dream, divinely sweet, When absent souls in fancy meet." - Thomas Moore

"There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent." - Leo Tolstoy

"Cassius and Brutus were the more distinguished for that very circumstance that their portraits were absent." - Tacitus

"The sun was set, and Vesper, to supply his absent beams, had lighted up the sky." - John Dryden

"It is by the benefit of letters that absent friends are in a manner brought together." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Over the long term, absent of other barriers, economics always win." - Andy Bechtolsheim

"Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead" - Louise Brooks

"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success." - Will Smith

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

"The author of haiku should be absent, and only the haiku present." - Anne Bancroft

"Why beer is better than wine: human feet are conspicuously absent from beer making." - Steve Mirsky

"Where power is absent we may find the robe of genius, but we miss the throne." - Walter Savage Landor

"When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised." - Rajneesh

"Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men" - George S Patton

"Could I betray my absent heart to save my pathetic life?" - Stephenie Meyer

"It is better to be on hand with ten men than absent with ten thousand." - Timur

"Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination." - Ovid

"He who killeth a lion when absent feareth a mouse when present." - Proverbs

"Now I don't know which way to be. Absent-minded or respectful." - Pablo Neruda

"When you seek a connection to God, you suffer. God is not absent." - Mark Whitwell

"The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse." - Michael Caine

"At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that's better than an absent one is a dead one." - George S Kaufman

"Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence." - Maurice Maeterlinck

"I don't want to be an absent mother. Otherwise, why have children?" - Indira Varma

"I'm not the greatest boyfriend, but I'm not a creep. It's more like I'm... absent-minded." - Matt Dillon

"If there's no relationship with a father who's absent, nobody talks about it." - Charles B Rangel

"Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace." - George Santayana

"It's been said that the men in my books have been absent, or weak, or creepy." - Kate Atkinson

"Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong." - Thomas A Kempis

"The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse." - Benjamin Franklin

"Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"That which is revealed when thoughts are absent is also here when thoughts are present." - Mooji

"The absent danger greater still appears less fears he who is near the thing he fears." - Samuel Daniel

"Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent." - Sextus Propertius

"My father was absent and he was a hero to me." - Greta Scacchi

"The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse." - Benjamin Franklin

"Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"The ambassador was never present, but his presence was never absent." - Theodore C Sorensen

"A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent." - Herbert Beerbohm Tree

"Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead." - Louise Brooks

"What we take for high-mindedness is very often no other than ambition well disguised, that scorns means interests, only to pursuegreater." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare, it is simply disgraceful." - Aldous Huxley

"Happiness is the sense that one matters. Happiness is an abiding enthusiasm. Happiness is single-mindedness. Happiness is whole-heartedness. Happiness is a by-product. Happiness is faith." - Sam Shoemaker

"The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief." - Napoleon Hill

"LSD wanted to tell me something.... It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness, a gratefulness, open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation." - Albert Hofmann

"We've lost our sense of ethics; we live in a world of small-mindedness, of gratification without happiness and actions without meaning." - Isabel Allende

"The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has - from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness." - Christopher Hitchens

"Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful." - Aldous Huxley

"It is the faith and perseverance and single-mindedness with which Hitler has perfected his weapons of destruction that commands my admiration." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess." - Margaret Mead

"We still have a lot of work to do in American culture. More open-mindedness is happening - in some cases rapidly, in some, slowly." - Mara Brock Akil

"If parents instill a sense of civic-mindedness - and there is no better way to do that than by example - their children will probably follow." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"In politics, there's a kind of literal-mindedness. It's what you say, not what you mean, and you have to say only what you mean." - Michael Ignatieff

"I actually do propose open-mindedness, but open-mindedness to the Word of God." - Eric Ludy

"Woman's great strength lies in being late or absent. Presence immediately reveals the weak points of our beloved; when she is absent she become one of the sylph-like figures our adolescence whom we endowed with perfection." - Andre Maurois

"Woman's great strength lies in being late or absent. Presence immediately reveals the weak points of our beloved; when she is absent she become one of the sylph-like figures of our adolescence whom we endowed with perfection." - Andre Maurois

"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be." - Rumi

"If unconditional love and genuine enthusiasm are present, praise isn't necessary. If they're absent, praise won't help." - Alfie Kohn

"History is various and sinuous and no essential part of the human spirit is ever wholly absent from it." - Benedetto Croce

"Those who are apparently absent can feel more present than the people right in front of you." - Sylvia Brownrigg

"A schizophrenic is a person who already has a natural tendency to absent himself from this world." - Paulo Coelho

"As work weeks get longer and leisure time shrinks, people are becoming sicker, more distracted, absent, unproductive, and less innovative." - Brigid Schulte

"I hate being placed on committees. They are always having meetings at which half are absent and the rest late." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Holy Father, in thy mercy, Hear our anxious prayer. Keep out loved ones, now far absent, 'Neath Thy care." - Isabella S. Stephenson

"How sweet the task to shield an absent friend! I ask but this of mine to - not defend." - Lord Byron

"Gold glitters most where virtue shines no more, as stars from absent suns have leave to shine." - Edward Young

"When "I" and "You" are absent, I've no idea if this is a mosque, synagogue, church or temple" - Mahmud Shabistari

"Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!" - Ferenc Kazinczy

"Those who hear and do not understand are like the deaf. Of them the proverb says: "Present, they are absent."" - Heraclitus

"If we are long absent from our friends, we forget them; if we are constantly with them, we despise them." - William Hazlitt

"When we are on the water, our contemplative impulses range from the intense to the nearly absent." - Paul Schullery

"To be absent from the iPhone is to be present in the moment. Ignore it. Make some friends." - Phil Callaway

"Only the element of chance is needed to make war a gamble, and that element is never absent." - Carl Von Clausewitz

""Politics" per se is absent from my writing but there is usually a moral (if ironic) compass." - Joyce Carol Oates

"[Eva Braun] complained when [Adolf Hitler] was absent, she complained that she was deprived of his company." - Gretl Braun

"To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent." - Robert Copeland

"Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!" - Francis Kazinczy



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