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More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers.
Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead.
The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.
I think that Obama's failure to reestablish the rule of law in money matters is the most damaging thing that he's done - and perhaps the most damaging thing that has happened in American politics in my lifetime. Because once the rule of law is absent in money matters, then anything really goes in politics.
James Howard Kunstler
Paul Riser tells it in an interesting way; he dissects it and tells the structure, you know, 'you don't mention that part here.' But that's what's interesting about it and the people who are absent are interesting too.
It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
When your heart is first, you can be absent of heart but when you put spirit first, you have a reason for why you do heart.
Reading is a majority skill but a minority art. Yet nothing can replace the exact, complicated, subtle communion between absent author and entranced, present reader.
Without audiences, artists would be doing something else, and their creative and technical skills would fall on absent eyes.
My mother was the influence on me - my father was absent. He was a diamond dealer; he was doing wonderful things in the background, and women were left at home. So my mother really was in charge of everything: the ballet, dance lessons, piano lessons, and latkes.
A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
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.
Chris Van Hollen
There are recurring elements in popularized fairy tales, such as absent parents, some sort of struggle, a transformation, and a marriage. If you look at a range of stories, you find many stories about marriage, sexual initiation, abandonment. The plots often revolve around what to me seem to be elemental fears and desires.
Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
John James Audubon
The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
What's funny is that the idea of popularity - even the use of the word 'popular' - is something that had been mostly absent from my life since junior high. In fact, the hallmark of life after junior high seemed to be the shedding of popularity as a central concern.
If there's no relationship with a father who's absent, nobody talks about it.
Charles B. Rangel
My father was absent and he was a hero to me.
It's been said that the men in my books have been absent, or weak, or creepy.
I admire the Shabbat tradition, and no matter which faith you are of, there is nothing more wonderful than dedicating a certain day to spend time with your family and loved ones, absent of TV, phone, and other interruptions.
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.
The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.
Gary L. Francione
I don't want to be an absent mother. Otherwise, why have children?
'Chels-emojis' are in the works. I use emojis heavily in life, and I think a lot of people do. There are a number that are frustratingly absent - you know how there's kind of a generic white man and a generic white woman? I just want to put a generic black man and a generic black woman.
You need the House, you need the Senate and you need the administration. And absent one of them, you're not going to get a heck of a lot done.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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