absence

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on absence, growth, peace, and war

The mere absence of war is not peace. The mere absence of recession is not growth.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Dryden on absence, age, and love

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

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A Quote by John Donne on absence, art, darkness, death, emptiness, and love

For I am every dead thing In whom love wrought new alchemy For his art did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations, and lean emptiness He ruined me, and I am re-begot Of absence, darkness, death; things which are not.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day, being the shortest day, st. 2

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A Quote by John Donne on absence, friendship, kiss, and soul

Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; For, thus friends absent speak.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Verse Letter to Sir Henry Wotton, written before April 1598

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A Quote by John Donne on absence, love, lovers, and soul

Dull sublunary lovers' love (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit Absence, because it doth remove Those things which elemented it.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: A Valediction Forbidding Mourning, st. 4

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on absence, generosity, and words

Be generous with kindly words,especially about those who are absent.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on absence, idealism, people, and present

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jean Paul Richter on absence, life, and words

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.

Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825)

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A Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru on absence, mind, nations, peace, people, relationships, serenity, soul, and war

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)

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A Quote by Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle on absence, art, humanity, photography, pleasure, suffering, and time

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time - this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle (1801 - 1866)

Source: Letter, 21 Oct 1859; in The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, 1970.

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