Quotes: presence

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
  • Being is both presence and absence. God had to conceal His presence in order to bring the world into being. He had to make His absence possible in order to make room for the world's presence. Coming into being brought along denial and defiance, absence, oblivion and resistance.

    Source: Who Is Man? (1965)

  • Alice Koller
    Alice Koller
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    Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    From now on, I think it is safe to predict, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party will ever nominate for President a candidate without good looks, stage presence, theatrical delivery, and a sense of timing.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Hidden within every astronomical investigation, sometimes so deeply buried that the researcher himself is unaware of its presence, lies a kernel of awe.

    Source: Cosmos (1980)

  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.
  • Victor Serge
    Victor Serge
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    I followed his argument with the blank uneasiness which one might feel in the presence of a logical lunatic.
  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    American poet 1926-
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    I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.
  • Paul E. Little
    Paul E. Little
    American Christian author
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    I was frustrated out of my mind, trying to figure out the will of God. I was doing everything but getting into the presence of God and asking Him to show me.
  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.
  • Terry Eagleton
    Terry Eagleton
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    Literature transforms and intensifies ordinary language, deviates systematically from everyday speech. If you approach me at a bus stop and murmur ''Thou still unravished bride of quietness,'' then I am instantly aware that I am in the presence of the literary.
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