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"Books are absent teachers." - Mortimer Adler

"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

"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 feel and fear every ill." - Miguel De Cervantes

"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

"Absent the edge, we drown in numbness." - David Whyte

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent." - H P Lovecraft

"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

"Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear, (A sigh the absent claims, the dead a tear.)" - Alexander Pope

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

"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

"He who quarrels with a drunken man injures one who is absent." - Publilius Syrus

"An absent friend gives us friendly company when we are well assured of his happiness." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"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

"One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself." - Bobbie Ann Mason

"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

"Though there are times when it may seem like God is silent, he is never absent." - Brian Houston

"Writing was in its origin, the voice of an absent person." - Sigmund Freud

"I doubt I would ever be missed. Noted absent, charged delinquent, reprimanded but never missed." - Maria V. Snyder

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

"Equity, dignity, happiness, sustainability - these are all fundamental to our lives but absent in the GDP." - Helen Clark

"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

"Love is unconditional and incomprehensible. And I believe it's possible to love absent of mutual respect." - Sufjan Stevens

"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

"To Retain those who are present, be loyal to those who are absent." - Stephen Covey

"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

"Government works best under the glare of public scrutiny. Absent such scrutiny, abuses occur." - Stephen Hawking

"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

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

"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

"Gray is the color... the most important of all... absent of opinion, nothing, neither/nor." - Gerhard Richter

"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

"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

"Dead anarchists make martyrs, you know, and keep living for centuries. But absent ones can be forgotten." - Ursula K Le Guin

"It is astonishingly beautiful and interesting, how thought is absent when you have an insight. Thought cannot have an insight." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"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

"The Fates, like an absent-minded printer, seldom allow a single line to stand perfect and unmarred." - George Santayana

"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

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

"If we must absolutely mention this state of affairs, I suggest that we call ourselves absent, that is more proper." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"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

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

"Imagination = nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshots of reality." - Cyril Connolly

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

"He said that men ought to remember those friends who were absent as well as those who were present." - Diogenes Laertius

"Trust is like the air we breathe-when it's present, nobody really notices; when it's absent, everybody notices." - Warren Buffett

"A market economy cannot thrive absent the well-being of average people, even in a gilded age." - Jaron Lanier

"When passion is dead, or absent, then the magnificent throb of beauty is incomprehensible and even a little despicable." - D H Lawrence

"Without audiences, artists would be doing something else, and their creative and technical skills would fall on absent eyes." - Ryan Kavanaugh



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