Quotes by absence

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  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
  • Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
    Baruch Spinoza
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    For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from the force of character.
    Source: Tractatus Politicus
  • Brendan F. Behan
    Brendan F. Behan
    Irish Republican, poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright 1923-1964
    Brendan F. Behan
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    I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
    British economist 1842-1924
    Alfred Marshall
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    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.
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky
    Gerald G. Jampolsky
    American psychiatrist, Lecturer, writer
    Gerald G. Jampolsky
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    Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
    Ovid
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    A short absence is the safest.
  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
    Walter Savage Landor
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    Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Bowen
    Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-1973
    Elizabeth Bowen
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    Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
    Source: Letter to Jonathan Swift (14 december 1725)
  • Elizabeth Ashley
    Elizabeth Ashley
    American actress of theatre, film, and television 1939-
    Elizabeth Ashley
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    Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
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