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Picture quote by Mark Twain about courage

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

Picture quote by Ali ibn Abi Talib about friend

A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death. ⏤ Ali ibn Abi Talib

Picture quote by Sheryl Sandberg about leadership

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ⏤ Sheryl Sandberg

Picture quote by Wayne Dyer about relationship

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. ⏤ Wayne Dyer

Picture quote by Steve Maraboli about motivational

It's not about having an absence of fear, it's about having dominance over it. ⏤ Steve Maraboli

Picture quote by Nelson Mandela about courage

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. ⏤ Nelson Mandela

Picture quote about love

What is love? Love is absence of judgement.

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

Mark Twain, author

Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

Ronald Reagan, president

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

Orson Welles, actor

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's Confidence to Inspire

Nelson Mandela, statesman

Never find fault with the absent.


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

Theodore Roosevelt, president

Absence -- that common cure of love.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

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

Thomas Kempis,

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

Salman Rushdie, novelist

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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, writer

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

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Ouida, novelist

The surest test of discipline is its absence.

Clara Barton, public servant

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

William Cowper, poet

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.

Walter Benjamin, critic

Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.


The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

A short absence is the safest.

Ovid, poet

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

Walter Savage Landor, poet

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

Jean Paul, author

A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.

Francis Wright, activist

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.

Elizabeth Ashley, actress

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

Karl Marx, economist

No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

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.

Anais Nin, author

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

Saint Augustine, philosopher

The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime's legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.

William Hague, politician

For many Americans, including many who are employed, going to the doctor when they fall ill or become injured may not be an option because of the absence of health insurance.

Ben Nelson, politician

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.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

Woman absent is woman dead.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Absence - that common cure of love.

Lord Byron, poet

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.

Brendan Behan, dramatist

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

William Cowper, poet

Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.

John Charles Polanyi, scientist

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, philosopher

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don't think there is any comparison.

Derek Bailey, musician

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.

Theodor Adorno, philosopher

Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.

Irving Babbitt, critic

I called their attention also to the absence of all means of ventilating the hall, remarking that, as we had already breathed the air which it contained for a full hour, it must have lost much of its vital properties and needed to be renewed.

George Combe, educator

But I still always felt the absence of a mother.

Marcel Carne, director

With the absence of a flu vaccination last year, I did not take a flu shot; but there is still some immunity that carries over from year to year; but about every 30 years, there is a major change in the genetics of the flu virus.

Michael Burgess, celebrity

It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.

Jack Schwartz, scientist

I'd excluded New York from my writing, and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again. The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for New York when you are not there.

Jonathan Lethem, writer

In the 5 years, well over 60,000 American families have been broken apart by the absence of insurance because the only way for parents to get treatment for their children is to turn the custody of those children over to the State.

Patrick J. Kennedy, politician

There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.

William Lyon Mackenzie King, politician

The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis.

Ali A. Saleh,

And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else.

Patti Davis, celebrity

A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned.

Donna Rice, celebrity

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Brendan F. Behan,

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

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.

Suzanne Collins, novelist

I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.

Salman Rushdie, novelist

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

Alice Koller, writer

Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.

Neal A. Maxwell, clergyman

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.

Pierre de Coubertin, leader

Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.

Pat Riley, coach

Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.

Rollo May, psychologist

Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.

Jeffrey Zeldman,

With the absence of pressure, it's hard to do great things.

Geno Auriemma,

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.

Edna St. Vincent Millay, author

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.

Alexander Pope, poet

How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!

William Shakespeare, dramatist

When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright

With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office.

Louis Auchincloss, novelist

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation - one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence.

Tammy Bruce, author

Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.

Willa Cather, author

This is a big deal. My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart.

Dick Armey, politician

Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in.

Mary Astell, writer

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.

Barack Obama, president

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.

Colley Cibber, playwright

I actually had kind of one of those crazy experiences where when I hit, it was black out excruciating pain, and then white out absence of pain, and the subconscience thought that I want to go back.

Brooke Burns, actress

During the whole 'Jeopardy' experience, I felt like I was living a bit of a double life, I would be secretly flying out to L.A. to tape new shows, hoping that none of my coworkers would notice the absence and figure out what was going on. 'Jeopardy' tries very hard to keep their secrets.

Ken Jennings, celebrity

I'm constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism.

Liam Neeson, actor

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.

Leo Rosten, novelist

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?

Arthur Miller, playwright

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Thomas Paine, writer

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.

Dorothy Thompson, journalist

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.

Alan Greenspan, economist

To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love.

Milton Sapirstein, psychologist

White... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer

In the absence of a magnetic field the period of all these oscillations is the same. But as soon as the electron is exposed to the effect of a magnetic field, its motion changes.

Pieter Zeeman, physicist

For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.

Jacques Lacan, psychologist

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.

Meriwether Lewis, explorer

It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state, not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state; and the absence of this, that makes it a northern state.

William H. Seward, statesman

I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me.

Bram Fischer, lawyer

Peace must be more than the absence of war.

Helmut Kohl, politician

Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.

Julie Christie, actress

In the history of women's tennis the great players have come back from long absences with no problems.

Lindsay Davenport, athlete

The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.

Arthur Miller, playwright

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