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The surest test of discipline is its absence.
I dote on his very absence.
Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
In Chicago, you have an absence of strong family units, and that absence gets filled by gangs. You have a failure in the school system, after-school programs and other social programs to help keep kids off the streets. Amnesty International speaks to that in some way, by keeping these issues in the forefront.
In the absence of sound oversight, responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Roger de Rabutin
Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.
Neal A. Maxwell
Religion cannot and should not be replaced by atheism. Religion needs to go away and not be replaced by anything. Atheism is not a religion. It's the absence of religion, and that's a wonderful thing.
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
William Gilmore Simms
Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
I like to think I get better with age, but maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Endurance in ministry is rooted in the eternal perspective. The absence of an eternal perspective makes you vulnerable to losing heart.
C. J. Mahaney
In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.
If your parent is deployed and you are that young, you spend the whole time wondering where they are and waiting for them to come home. As time passes and the absence is longer and longer, you become more and more concerned - but you don't really have the words to express your concern. There's only this continued absence.
Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
I started writing because there's an absence of things I was familiar with or that I dreamed about. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy - a yearning I had as a teenager... and when I get ready to write, I think I'm trying to fill that.
And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else.
Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
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