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Letter "A" » Absences
«Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.»
«Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.»
Author: Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
, first book
, The Other Half
«Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.»
«Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear»
«We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.»
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
, take notice
, valued at
«When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them. But when they are away, we console ourselves for their absence by dwelling on their vices.»
Author: George Bernard Shaw
, at home
, think of
«Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, and daughters sometimes run off with the butler»