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

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

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

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

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

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

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 surest test of discipline is its absence. Clara Barton

Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love. Proverbs

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

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

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


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