The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
Rolf Ekeus, his appearance can deceive. He looks somewhere between an international diplomat and a mad professor. He's got that sort of shock of white hair and a slightly absent-minded way of speaking. But he's extremely sharp and very serious about power relationships.
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
I'm not the greatest boyfriend, but I'm not a creep. It's more like I'm... absent-minded.
Never find fault with the absent.
Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
What can be more stupid than to be in pain about future things and absent ones which at present are not felt?
Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead.
It must never be forgotten that Almighty God rules this world. He is not an absentee God.
The man who practises unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindness - even though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent - will be an elevating influence wherever he goes.
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
Woman absent is woman dead.
Adam's abduction was our private hell - but it was not an isolated incident. On any given day, any number of children are absent from their homes for diverse and numerous reasons.
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