He that fears you present will hate you absent.
Absent, none without blame; present, none without excuse.
A good husband is healthy and absent.
He who speaks ill of an absent friend, or fails to take his part if attacked by another, that man is a scoundrel.
The Mr. absent, and the house dead.
The absent partie is still faultie.
How sweet the task to shield an absent friend! I ask but this of mine to--not defend.
Holy Father, in thy mercy, Hear our anxious prayer. Keep out loved ones, now far absent, 'Neath Thy care.
Where power is absent we may find the robe of genius, but we miss the throne.
What, keep a week away? seven days and nights? Eightscore eight hours? and lovers' absent hours, More tedious than the dial eightscore times? O weary reck'ning!
The post is the grand connecting link of all transactions, of all negotiations. Those who are absent, by its means become present; it is the consolation of life.
It is by the benefit of letters that absent friends are in a manner brought together.
Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak.
Imagination equals nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.
No man's condition is so base as his; None more accurs'd than he; for man esteems Him hateful, 'cause he seems not what he is; God hates him, 'cause he is not what he seems; What grief is absent, or what mischief can Be added to the hate of God and man?
Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. Then have I reason to be fond of grief.
He presently, as greatness knows itself, Steps me a little higher than his vow Made to my father, while his blood was poor, Upon the naked shore at Ravenspurgh; And now, forsooth, takes on him to reform Some certain edicts and some strait decrees That lie too heavy on the commonwealth; Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep Over his country's wrongs; and by this face, This seeming brow of justice, did he win The hearts of all that he did angle for; Proceeded further--cut me off the heads Of all the favorites that the absent king In deputation left behind him here When he was personal in the Irish war.
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.
Gold glitters most where virtue shines no more, as stars from absent suns have leave to shine.
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