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.
That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
Ever absent, ever near;
Still I see thee, still I hear;
Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!
The absent are always in the wrong
Love is the absence of judgment.
No friend to Love like a long voyage at sea.
Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it.
Is not absence death to those who love?
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.
The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country.
We have really no absent friends.
In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.
The only consolation I can find in your immediate presence is your ultimate absence.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
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.
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