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Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Funk is the absence of any and everything you can think of, but the very essence of all that is. And saying that, I'm saying funk is anything that we create in our minds that we want to do, what we want to be, but we don't have the resources.
The U.N. is worse than disaster. The U.N. creates conflicts. Look at the disgraceful U.N. Human Rights Council: It transmits norms which are harmful, anti-liberty and anti-Semitic, among other things. The world would be better off in its absence.
'I Spy' represents the absence of the tension of the black man or black woman or anyone of that color walking in, so that the white racist person can become entertaining to a viewer.
The weather was fine and moderate. The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk, four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.
The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
Henry A. Kissinger
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
Miguel de Cervantes
Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly foolish and out of touch.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
Straight couples don't have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn't compulsory and its absence doesn't invalidate a marriage.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
John Stuart Mill
The surest test of discipline is its absence.
Wellness seeks more than the absence of illness; it searches for new levels of excellence. Beyond any disease-free neutral point, wellness dedicates its efforts to our total well-being - in body, mind, and spirit.
Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence!
In the end, there is no absence of irony: the integrity of what is sacred to Native Americans will be determined by the government that has been responsible for doing everything in its power to destroy Native American cultures.
Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?
The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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