34 quotes about Absence
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Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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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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Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
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Woman absent is woman dead.
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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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Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
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No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
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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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Absence -- that common cure of love.
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Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
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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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Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
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Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
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The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
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Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
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The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
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Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
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Achilles absent was Achilles still!
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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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When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
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Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
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Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
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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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The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
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A short absence is the safest.
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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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Never find fault with the absent.
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Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
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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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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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Parting is such sweet sorrow.
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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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Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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