Presence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old presence quotes, presence sayings, and presence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.     

Thomas Fuller

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.     


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

The presence of passion within you is the greatest gift you can receive. Treat it as a miracle.     

Wayne Dyer

Forgiveness isn't just the absence of anger. I think it's also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.     

Tara Westover

Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children.     

Neil deGrasse Tyson

My presence speaks volumes before I say a word.     

Mos Def

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.     

Paul Brunton

If I'm remembered for having done a few good things, and if my presence here has sparked some good energies, that's plenty.     

Sidney Poitier

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.     

E.B. White

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

Maurice Maeterlinck

A great leader also has the ability to make people an inch taller in his presence.     

N. R. Narayana Murthy

The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.     

Stefan Zweig

We convince by our presence.     

Walt Whitman

How empty is theory in the presence of fact!     

Mark Twain

Success often emerges in the presence of failure.     

Ken Poirot

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.     

Publilius Syrus

If your presence doesn't work, neither will your word.     

Harbajhan Singh Yogi

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.     

Terry Pratchett

I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.     

Sherman Alexie

Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence.     

Jodi Picoult

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.     

Marianne Williamson

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.     

Helen Keller

The presence of many does not and cannot replace the absence of one. That is love.     

Rita Zahara

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

A friend is someone who protects you in your absence and appreciates you in your presence.     

Luthando Daniels

We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.     

Jean Rostand

The presence of even a single poor child on the street means a million defeats for mankind.     

Mehmet Murat ildan