Absence Related Quotes



“The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.”

Wole Soyinka


Political corruption is to Rhode Islanders as smog is to people who live in Los Angeles: nobody complains of its absence, but when it rolls around everyone feels right at home.

Philip Gourevitch


God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.

Albert Einstein


While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.

Ray Kroc


I have been long a sleeper; but I trust My absence doth neglect no great design Which by my presence might have been concluded.

William Shakespeare


To return after long years of painful absence to some place which has been the scene of our former joys, and whence the force of circumstance, and not choice, has driven us, is oppressive to the heart.

Samuel Lover


“The whole concept of free elections is not dependent on the presence or absence of Israeli troops, but is more dependent on the absence of terrorism and violence within the Palestinian society.”

Ra'anan Gissin


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.

Franklin D. Roosevelt


The nature of the world is to be calm, and enhance and support life, and evil is an absence of the inclination of matter to be at peace.

Gregory Maguire


Absence of occupation is not rest.

William Cowper