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A Quote by Frank Hyneman Knight on absence, assumptions, change, consequences, economics, problems, revolution, and struggle

If all properly economic problems were solved once for all . . . the social struggle and strife would . . . [not necessarily] be reduced in amount or intensity . . . in the absence of some moral revolution which could by no means be assumed to follow in consequence of this change itself.

Frank Hyneman Knight (1885 - 1974)

Source: Freedom and Reform, 1947, ch. 4

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on absence, god, laws, lies, and morality

"Thou shalt not bear false witness" Exodus 20:16. When we speak of morality, we imply that a man is true to his word-true to his signature on a contract. The violations of God's laws are evidence that lying and misrepresentation are not absent from us.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: "The Spiritual Foundation of America," Utah Bankers Association, Sun Valley, ID, 15 June 1981

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A Quote by Elizabeth Ashley on absence and heart

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

Elizabeth Ashley

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A Quote by Elizabeth Bowen on absence, friendship, and people

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

Elizabeth Bowen (1899 - 1973)

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on absence, certainty, fatherhood, habits, indolence, schools, and secrets

The secret of the whole matter is that a habit is not the mere tendency to repeat a certain act, nor is it established by the mere repetition of the act. Habit is a fixed tendency to react or respond in a certain way to a given stimulus; and the formation of habit always involves the two elements, the stimulus and the response or reaction. The indolent lad goes to school not in response to any stimulus in the school itself, but to the pressure of his father's will; when that stimulus is absent, the reaction as a matter of course does not occur.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Earl Nightingale on absence, attitude, change, and opportunity

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale (1921 - 1989)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on absence and mediocrity

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as wind blows out candles and fans fire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers on absence, originality, quotations, and thought

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957)

Source: Lord Peter Wimsey, character in ten novels

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A Quote by Donald W. MacKinnon on absence and problems

. . . personal soundness is not an absence of problems but a way of reacting to them.

Donald W. MacKinnon

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on absence, art, imagination, nostalgia, past, reality, and solution

Imagination is nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

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