The surest test of discipline is its absence.
In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex.
In the absence of sound oversight,responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system.
A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.
It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled out by illegally cast ballots.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
Sport is part of every man and woman’s heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.