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Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.

Maurice Maeterlinck

The absent are always in the wrong.

English Proverb

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.

Benjamin Franklin

To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.

Robert Copeland

A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent.

Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Where are the heirs? They should be here. They have been completely absent.

George Butler

Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong.

Thomas a Kempis

At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that's better than an absent one is a dead one.

George S. Kaufman

Too many men are absent at the crucial time when they are needed.

Anthony Roberts

Absent in body, but present in spirit.


Absent court decisions,industry would not be nearly as robust. We wouldn't be where we are today.

John Wetherell

Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.

Sextus Propertius

Absent compelling and unforeseeable circumstances.

Eugene Wedoff