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Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

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

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
- Zhuangzi

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

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

If what Proust says is true,
that happiness is the absence of fever,
then I will never know happiness.
For I am possessed by a fever
for knowledge, experience, and creation.
- Anais Nin

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

For peace is not mere absence of war,
but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind,
a disposition for benevolence, confidence,
justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

But I still always felt the absence of a mother.
- Marcel Carne

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
- William Cowper

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

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

The absence and suppression of justice can only open
the way for extremists to exploit such a condition
to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents.
- King Hussein I

God is absence.
God is the solitude of man.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of
obstacles to the realization of desires.
- Bertrand Russell

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought,
unless it be the entire absence of thought.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

It is not opium which makes me work but its absence,
and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
- Antonin Artaud

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

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

In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.
- Elijah Wood

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest
moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
- Philip James Bailey

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
- Henry A. Kissinger

If Bill Finger created Batman, where is Bill Finger's
byline on my strip? It is conspicuous by its absence.
- Bob Kane

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

We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled
half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
- John Robert Seeley

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life,
and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
- Freya Stark

The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of
the most singular things in all literature.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs,
but never to show their absence!
- Edsger Dijkstra

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint;
responsibility is restraint; therefore,
the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
- Henry B. Adams

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not
its absence but the use of higher and more rational
forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
- Charles Horton Cooley

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

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

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

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

There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world,
voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable
absence of the United States of America.
- Harold Pinter

Absence is to love what wind is to fire;
it extinguishes the small,
it enkindles the great.
- Roger de Rabutin

Judicious absence is a weapon.
- Charles Reade

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared
to life with a person one hates.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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

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.
- Ovid

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


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