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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Irish poet 1779-1852
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    Sweet is the dream, divinely sweet, when absent souls in fancy meet.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    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.
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl Nightingale
    American radio speaker and author 1921-1989
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    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.
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Bowen
    Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-1973
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    Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
  • Homer
    Homer
    Greek poet c. 850 -? BC
    Homer
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    Achilles absent was Achilles still!
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    For my own part, I would rather be in company with a dead man than with an absent one; for if the dead man gives me no pleasure, at least he shows me no contempt; whereas the absent one, silently indeed, but very plainly, tells me that he does not think me worth his attention.
  • H. P. Lovecraft
    H. P. Lovecraft
    American writer 1890-1937
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    From even the greatest of horrors, irony is seldom absent.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Grief fills the room up of my absent child, lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words.
  • Bernard Levin
    Bernard Levin
    English journalist, author and broadcaster 1928-2004
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    His absent-minded scientist, Dr. Strabismus (whom God Preserve) of Utrecht, had to his credit a list of inventions that included 'a leather grape', 'a revolving wheelbarrow', 'a hollow glass walking stick for keeping very small flannel shirts in...
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Humans are good, she knew, at discerning subtle patterns that are really there, but equally so at imagining them when they are altogether absent.
    Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 3
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
  • Jalal-Uddin Rumi
    Jalal-Uddin Rumi
    Persian poet 1207-1273
    Jalal-Uddin Rumi
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    Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.
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