Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
Love is the absence of judgment.
In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.
And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope - nothing else.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Conspicuous by his absence.
Cassius and Brutus were the more distinguished for that very circumstance that their portraits were absent.
[Lat., Praefulgebant Cassius atque Brutus eo ipso, quod effigies eorum non videbantur.]
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
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.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.
That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.
Being oppressed means the absence of choices
Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.
I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.
Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others.
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