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Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Roger de Rabutin
While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
The surest test of discipline is its absence.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Thomas Haynes Bayly
Heartless though it may seem to some, among the least harmful things to eat are sustainably culled wild animals. In the absence of natural predators, deer populations in parts of Britain have reached such dense numbers that the woodlands they browse fail to regenerate.
Wilderness is not defined by the absence of certain activities, but rather by the presence of certain unique and invaluable characteristics.
'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.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
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.
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.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
Spaniards were condemned for appeasing terrorism by voting for withdrawing troops from Iraq in the absence of U.N. authorization - that is, for taking a stand rather like that of 70 percent of Americans, who called for the U.N. to take the leading role in Iraq.
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
Jean de la Bruyere
Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
The bond between a parent and child is the primary bond, the foundation for the rest of the child's life. The presence or absence of this bond determines much about the child's resiliency and what kind of adult they will grow up to be.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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