The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
Woman absent is woman dead.
Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.
If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
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.
My father was absent and he was a hero to me.
It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.
The absent are always in the wrong
A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.
For with G. D., to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak profanely) to be present with the Lord.
Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.
Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret -- that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.
Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories.
Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.
When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised.
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.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.
Ever absent, ever near;
Still I see thee, still I hear;
Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!
There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It's caused by the absence of you.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded.
Someone sober will worry about events going badly.
Let the lover be.
Courage is not the absence of fear...
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