The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.
We have really no absent friends.
Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench, underscoring the importance of appointing judges who have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.
Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead
Achilles absent was Achilles still!
At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that's better than an absent one is a dead one.
A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.
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.
The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left.
I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.
Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
Never find fault with the absent.
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
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