Absence Quotes

bsence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
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Ashley, Elizabeth
American Actress

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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Bayly, Thomas Haynes
1791-1839 British Writer Poet

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
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Behan, Brendan F.
1923-1964 Irish Writer

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
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Benjamin, Walter
1982-1940 German Critic Philosopher

Woman absent is woman dead.
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Bierce, Ambrose
1842-1914 American Author Editor Journalist The Devil’s Dictionary

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
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Bowen, Elizabeth
1899-1973 Anglo-Irish Novelist

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
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Bowen, Elizabeth
1899-1973 Anglo-Irish Novelist

No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
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Bruyere, Jean De La
1645-1696 French Classical Writer

No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving.
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Byron, Lord
1788-1824 British Poet

Absence — that common cure of love.
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Cervantes, Miguel De
1547-1616 Spanish Novelist Dramatist Poet

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
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Cibber, Colley
1671-1757 British Actor-Manager Playwright

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
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Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
1873-1954 French Author

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
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Cowper, William
1731-1800 British Poet

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
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Crichton, Michael
1942 American Writer Novelist Screenwriter Director Producer

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
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Franklin, Benjamin
1706-1790 American Scientist Publisher Diplomat

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
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Fuller, Thomas
1608-1661 British Clergyman Author

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
1749-1832 German Poet Dramatist Novelist

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
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Hale, Sir Matthew
1609-1676 British Judge

Achilles absent was Achilles still!
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Homer
c 850 – BC Greek Epic Poet

Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars –all the beauties of creation.
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Hugo, Victor
1802-1885 French Poet Dramatist Novelist

When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
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Kempis, Thomas
1379-1471 German Monk Mystic Religious Writer

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
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La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
1613-1680 French Classical Writer

Absence and death are the same — only that in death there is no suffering.
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Landor, Walter Savage
1775-1864 British Poet Essayist

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
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Millay, Edna St. Vincent
1892-1950 American Poet

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
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Ouida
1838-1908 British Writer

A short absence is the safest.
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Ovid
BC 43-18 AD Roman Poet

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
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Pope, Alexander
1688-1744 British Poet Critic Translator

Never find fault with the absent.
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Proverb

Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
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Proverb

Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman’s greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn’t want her.
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Rowland, Helen
1875-1950 American Journalist

How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December’s bareness everywhere!
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Shakespeare, William
1564-1616 British Poet Playwright Actor

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
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Shakespeare, William
1564-1616 British Poet Playwright Actor

When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover’s apprehension.
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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
1751-1816 Anglo-Irish Dramatist

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
55-117 AD Roman Historian

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