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The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. Orson Welles

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain

Absence -- that common cure of love. Miguel de Cervantes

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering. Theodore Roosevelt

Never find fault with the absent. Proverbs

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence. Salman Rushdie

When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind. Thomas Kempis

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her. Helen Rowland

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse. Benjamin Franklin

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace. Johann von Goethe

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. Ouida

Parting is such sweet sorrow. William Shakespeare

The surest test of discipline is its absence. Clara Barton

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