The absence of war is not peace.
Harry S. Truman
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
(January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790)
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
(July 09, 1894 - January 30, 1961)
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
(February 02, 1859 - July 08, 1939)
Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
(April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616)
I'm not OK., you're not OK., and that's OK.!
William Sloan Coffin
An immediate withdrawal of our troops from Iraq will only strengthen the terrorists' hand in Iraq and in the broader war on terror,
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you