absence

A Quote by Judge Stewart Dalzell on absence, achievement, chaos, contentment, internet, justice, kindness, liberty, speech, strength, and success

True it is that many find some of the speech on the Internet to be offensive, and amid the din of cyberspace many hear discordant voices that they regard as indecent. The absence of governmental regulation of Internet content has unquestionably produced a kind of chaos, but as one of plaintiffs' experts put it with such resonance at the hearing: "What achieved success was the very chaos that the Internet is. The strength of the Internet is that chaos." Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. For these reasons, I without hesitation hold that the [Communications Decency Act] is unconstitutional on its face.

Stewart Dalzell

Source: 1996, ACLU, et al., v. Janet Reno, 96-963 and ALA, et al., v. Dept. of Justice, 96-1458

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A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on absence, desires, egotism, existence, facts, fiction, ideas, interest, irony, knowledge, needs, suffering, survival, and thought

So ego, then, is the absence of true knowledge of who we really are, together with its result: a doomed clutching on, at all costs, to a cobbled together and makeshift image of ourselves, an inevitably chameleon charlatan self that keeps changing and has to, to keep alive the fiction of its existence. . . . Ego is then defined as incessant movements of grasping at a delusory notion of "I" and "mine," self and other, and all the concepts, ideas, desires, and activity that will sustain that false construction. . . . The fact that we need to grasp at all and go on and on grasping shows that in the depths of our being we know that the self does not inherently exist. . . . {The ego's greatest triumph} is to inveigle us into believing its best interests are our best interests, and even into identifying our very survival with its own. This is a savage irony, considering that ego and its grasping are at the root of all our suffering. Yet ego is so convincing, and we have been its dupe for so long, that the thought that we might ever become egoless terrifies us.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993, p. 117

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A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on absence, bliss, clarity, egotism, experience, fear, freedom, generosity, glory, home, hope, lies, life, meditation, peace, and wisdom

The real glory of meditation lies not in any method but in its continual living experience of presence, in its bliss, clarity, peace, and most important of all, complete absence of grasping. The diminishing of grasping in yourself is a sign that you are becoming freer of yourself. And the more you experience this freedom, the clearer the sign that the ego and the hopes and fears that keep it alive are dissolving, and the closer you will come to the infinitely generous "wisdom of egolessness." When you live in the wisdom home, you'll no longer find a barrier between "I" and "you," "this" and "that," "inside" and "outside;" you'll have come, finally, to your true home, the state of non-duality.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993, p. 77

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on absence, assumptions, and time

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Rich Sherman on absence, clarity, and purpose

The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose.

Rich Sherman

Source: Time

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on absence, power, and violence

All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on absence, business, facts, promises, speech, and world

The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He does not make a speech; he takes a low business-tone, avoids all brag, is nobody, dresses plainly, promises not at all, performs much, speaks in monosyllables, hugs his fact.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on absence and belief

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Penepole Hobhouse on absence and nature

Nature soon takes over if the gardener is absent.

Penepole Hobhouse

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on absence, change, death, love, and time

Absence, like death, sets a seal on the image of those we love: we cannot realize the intervening changes which time may have effected.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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