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The absent are always in the wrong. (Quote by - Philippe Nericault Destouches)

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression. (Quote by - Gary Larson)

I hate being placed on committees. They are always having meetings at which half are absent and the rest late. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

I observed once to Goethe that when a friend is with us we do not think the same of him as when he is away. He replied, "Yes! because the absent friend is yourself, and he exists only in your head; whereas the friend who is present has an individuality of his own, and moves according to laws of his own, which cannot always be in accordance with those which you form for yourself. (Quote by - Arthur Schopenhauer)

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent. (Quote by - Lawrence G. Lovasik)

The absent danger greater still appears less fears he who is near the thing he fears. (Quote by - Samuel Daniel)

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination(Quote by - Ovid)

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things. (Quote by - Lawrence G. Lovasik)

Friends, though absent, are still present. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be. (Quote by - Jalal ad-Din Rumi)

Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent. (Quote by - Propertius)

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him. (Quote by - Cicero)

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

They just figured she was probably absent voluntarily because she had done that in the past, been absent for a period of time. The family didn't sense anything unusual, so no missing person report was made. (Quote by - Detective Bryan Jamison)

I must be getting absent-minded. Whenever I complain that things aren't what they used to be, I always forget to include myself. (Quote by - George Burns)

The gentleness, modesty, and sweetness of her character were warmly expatiated on; that sweetness which makes so essential a part of every woman's worth in the judgment of man, that though he sometimes loves where it is not, he can never believe it absent. (Quote by - Jane Austen)

For my own part, I would rather be in company with a dead man than with an absent one; for if the dead man gives me no pleasure, at least he shows me no contempt; whereas the absent one, silently indeed, but very plainly, tells me that he does not think me worth his attention. (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield)

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. (Quote by - Earl Nightingale)

In depression faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come -- not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul. (Quote by - William Styron)

For, thus friends absent speak. (Quote by - John Donne)

Long absent, soon forgotten. (Quote by - Proverb)

A wide group of Minnesotans have been working on improving results for kids since the early 1990s, What we're seeing is the outcome of a long development process of school accountability and improvement that would have happened absent No Child Left Behind and absent Cheri Yecke. (Quote by - Steve Kelley)

A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish. (Quote by - W. H. Auden)

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)


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