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Discount Very

The Central Bank should have a permanent window for discounting high quality securities where banks could go and discount these. It gives peace of mind to the banks. In the absence of this facility, what banks tend to do is to keep a liquidity cushion for emergency requirements. This is a very expensive way of managing liquidity.

- Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair


Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

- Alan Stern

Thought Modern Man

I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.

- Alexander Herzen

May Crucial

The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis.

- Ali Abdullah Saleh

Achievement Rather

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

- Alice Koller

Interesting Some

Some say economics has all kinds of good tools and techniques, but it has an absence of interesting problems. I look around the world, and I see all kinds of interesting, important problems we ought to solve with the tools we have.

- Alvin E. Roth

May Turn

People of the future may suffer not from an absence of choice but from a paralysing surfeit of it. They may turn out to be victims of that peculiarly super-industrial dilemma: overchoice.

- Alvin Toffler

People Absent

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

- Ambrose Bierce

Fatherless Created

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.

- Anais Nin

Work Which

It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.

- Antonin Artaud

Humility Always

The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.

- Arthur Miller

Means Concerned

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.

- Charles Horton Cooley

Anti-Semitic Other

The U.N. is worse than disaster. The U.N. creates conflicts. Look at the disgraceful U.N. Human Rights Council: It transmits norms which are harmful, anti-liberty and anti-Semitic, among other things. The world would be better off in its absence.

- Charles Krauthammer

Weapon Judicious

Judicious absence is a weapon.

- Charles Reade

Test Surest

The surest test of discipline is its absence.

- Clara Barton

More Couples

Straight couples don't have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn't compulsory and its absence doesn't invalidate a marriage.

- Dan Savage

Almost Smallest

Six is the hardest number for me to experience, the smallest. It's the absence of something - it's cold, dark, almost like a black hole. If someone tells me they are depressed, I might imagine myself in the hole of a six to help me empathise.

- Daniel Tammet

Why Attract

It is easy to understand why conflict is so often highlighted: Writers of headlines or promotional copy want to catch attention and attract an audience. They are usually under time pressure, which lures them to established, conventionalized ways of expressing ideas in the absence of leisure to think up entirely new ones.

- Deborah Tannen

About Your

A sister is the one person you can call in the middle of the night when you can't sleep or the one who doesn't want to hear about your problems unless you're ready to do something about them. She's the one who is there when you need her or the one whose absence when you need her hurts the most.

- Deborah Tannen

Love Back

I'd excluded New York from my writing, and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again. The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for New York when you are not there.

- Jonathan Lethem

Busy Too

I'm busy, man, too busy. There's a lamentable absence of free time.

- Juan Pablo Montoya

Shape Ignored

I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.

- Julia Roberts

Illusions Itself

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.

- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Through Having

Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.

- Bear Grylls

Beauty Which

Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man.

- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Changes Back

Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly foolish and out of touch.

- Bill Bryson

Peace More

Peace must be more than the absence of war.

- Helmut Kohl

Think Very

Funk is the absence of any and everything you can think of, but the very essence of all that is. And saying that, I'm saying funk is anything that we create in our minds that we want to do, what we want to be, but we don't have the resources.

- Bootsy Collins

Death Dublin

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

- Brendan Behan

Vulnerable Eternal

Endurance in ministry is rooted in the eternal perspective. The absence of an eternal perspective makes you vulnerable to losing heart.

- C. J. Mahaney


Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

- Carl Sagan

Nation Would

It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.

- Jack Schwartz

Repeatedly Many

What I have experienced, and experienced repeatedly, is the silence of God. For many years, this was a distressing matter for me. I did not consider it an experience, but the absence of an experience.

- James P. Carse

Perfect Least

Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.

- Jean Henri Fabre

Peace Responding

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.

- Dorothy Thompson

Doing Void

The problem is that the American public is suspicious of executive power shrouded in secrecy. In the absence of an official picture of what our government is doing, and by what authority, many in the public fill the void by envisioning the worst.

- Jeh Johnson

Boredom Find

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.

- Earl Nightingale

Never Bugs

Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence!

- Edsger Dijkstra

Fought Could

That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.

- Edward Everett

Distance Country

When you live in a country where your own language is considered foreign, you can feel a continuous sense of estrangement. You speak a secret, unknown language, lacking any correspondence to the environment. An absence that creates a distance within you.

- Jhumpa Lahiri

Love Nothing

In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.

- Elijah Wood

Meaning Opposition

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

- Karl Marx

Freedom Within

Freedom is not the absence of obligation or restraint, but the freedom of movement within healthy, chosen parameters.

- Kristin Armstrong

Needed Hall

I called their attention also to the absence of all means of ventilating the hall, remarking that, as we had already breathed the air which it contained for a full hour, it must have lost much of its vital properties and needed to be renewed.

- George Combe

Own Ideology

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.

- Theodor Adorno

Childhood Large

My childhood was defined by my father's absence. His presence looms so large. Up until the age of 18, he was a superstar for me.

- Said Sayrafiezadeh

Justice Government

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

- Saint Augustine

Sparkle Religious

Dullness is more than a religious issue, it is a cultural issue. Our entire culture has become dull. Dullness is the absence of the light of our souls. Look around. We have lost the sparkle in our eyes, the passion in our marriages, the meaning in our work, the joy of our faith.

- Mike Yaconelli

Matters Most

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.

- Salman Rushdie

Shape Which

I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.

- Salman Rushdie

Woman Never

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.

- Pierre de Coubertin


The number of known human fossils only increases slowly. But the manner of regarding and assessing them is capable of progressing rapidly, as indeed it does. In the absence of any absolutely sensational discovery in prehistory, there is an up-to-date and scientific manner of understanding man, which is solidly based on palaeontology.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Motion Period

In the absence of a magnetic field the period of all these oscillations is the same. But as soon as the electron is exposed to the effect of a magnetic field, its motion changes.

- Pieter Zeeman

Love Sharpens

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

- Thomas Fuller

Grow Fonder

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Anger Hostility

Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society.

- Muhammad Yunus

Myself More

There were a lot of rumors spread about me. Of course, I didn't show up to defend myself, so my absence helped create even more.

- Sean Young


Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.

- Neal A. Maxwell

Civility Critical

Civility is not not saying negative or harsh things. It is not the absence of critical analysis. It is the manner in which we are sharing this territorial freedom of political discussion. If our discourse is yelled and screamed and interrupted and patronized, that's uncivil.

- Richard Dreyfuss

Courage Resistance

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

- Mark Twain

Humor Total

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Middle Evidence

In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.

- Tucker Carlson

Senses I Think

I started writing because there's an absence of things I was familiar with or that I dreamed about. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy - a yearning I had as a teenager... and when I get ready to write, I think I'm trying to fill that.

- Ntozake Shange

Dreaming Which

In the dream state, the only essential difference from waking is the relative absence of sensory input, which makes dreaming a special case of perception without sensory input.

- Stephen LaBerge

Far Else

And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else.

- Patti Davis

Country New

Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.

- Willa Cather

Role Very

The state must protect the media. In a democracy, the role of media is very important. In the absence of a credible opposition party, you can rely on the media.

- Rodrigo Duterte

Work Before

I knew medicine only by its absence - specifically, the absence of a father growing up: one who went to work before dawn and returned in the dark to a plate of reheated dinner.

- Paul Kalanithi

Love Small

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.

- Roger de Rabutin


Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

- William Cowper

Talent Virtues

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.

- William Gilmore Simms

Law Southern

It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state, not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state; and the absence of this, that makes it a northern state.

- William H. Seward

Other Senseless

The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime's legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.

- William Hague

World Saddam

The absence of Saddam is a huge weight off the Arab world.

- Paul Wolfowitz

Peace Means

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

- Ronald Reagan

Work Due

There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.

- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Some Been

In some ways, I've been left with this great 'idolic' image of my father, but there's a sense of absence, too. You miss his advice and, also, his getting to know the person I have become.

- Rory Kinnear

Next Embraces

The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation - one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence.

- Tammy Bruce

Freedom Threat

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.

- Wole Soyinka

Delicate Cause

The appointing power vested in the president imposes delicate and onerous duties. So far as it is possible to be informed, I shall make honesty, capacity, and fidelity indispensable prerequisites to the disposal of office, and the absence of either of these qualities shall be deemed sufficient cause for removal.

- Zachary Taylor

Happiness Striving

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

- Zhuangzi