Absence Quotes

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion. - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity. - William Hazlitt

Is not absence death to those who love? - Alexander Pope

Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream. And I seek then in vain by the meadow and stream. - George Linley

Absence diminishes commonplace passions, and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire. - La Rochefoucauld

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity. - Sir Matthew Hale

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

What shall I do with all the days and hours That must be counted ere I see thy face? How shall I charm the interval that lowers Between this time and that sweet time of grace? - Frances Anne

For I verily, absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, . . . - Bible

Salt water and absence wash away love. - Traditional Proverb

Sometimes I need what only you can provide your absence. - Ashleigh Brilliant

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. - Walter Benjamin

I dote on his very absence, and I wish them a fair departure. - William Shakespeare

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravelled, fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain. - Oliver Goldsmith

Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

But when he (man shall have been taken from sight, he quickly goes also out of mind. - Thomas a Kempis

Everything presses on�whilst thou art twisting that lock,�see! It grows grey; and every time I kiss thy hand to bid adieu, and everyabsence which follows it, are preludes to that eternal separation which we are shortly to make. - Sterne, Laurence

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence. - Rushdie, (Ahmed Salman

Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler. - Lord George Gordon Noel Byron

Absence is a shrew. - English Proverb

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! - William Shakespeare

The absence of war is not peace. - Harry S Truman

The absent are always in the wrong - English Proverb

The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence. - Edward Thomas

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other. - Freya Stark

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches. - Colley Cibber

You`ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea. - Albanian Proverb

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. - Henry Kissinger

Virginity is noted only in its absence. - Italian Proverb

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact. - Don Williams, Jr.

Cassius and Brutus were the more distinguished for that very circumstance that their portraits were absent. - Tacitus

Absence that common cure of love. - Cervantes, Miguel De

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. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The healthy life is hardly one marked by an absence of crises. In fact, an individual's psychological health is distinguished by how early he or she can meet crisis. - Peck, M(organ Scott

Absence -- that common cure of love. - Miguel De Cervantes

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood. - Elizabeth Ashley

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

Greater things are believed of those who are absent. - Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear! - Francis Kazincy

For there's nae luck about the house; There's nae luck at aw; There's little pleasure in the house When our gudeman's awa. - William Julius Mickle, - William Julius Mickle

All days are nights to see till I see thee, And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me. - William Shakespeare

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. - Bertrand Russell

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. - Dr. Carl Sagan

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. - Benjamin Franklin

You cannot shave a man's head in his absence. - Yoruba Proverb

Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice. - Harrison Ford

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment. - William Shakespeare

For with G.D., to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak it profanely to be present with the Lord. - Charles Lamb

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

Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. - Edwin C Bliss

Total absence of humor renders life impossible. - Colette

Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? - Richard Bach

Achilles absent, was Achilles still. - Homer

Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering. - Walter Savage Landor

Absence in love is like water on fire, a little quickens, but much extinguishes. -Archie Robinson Quotes

Absence is a foe to love; away from the eyes, away from the heart. - Italian Proverb

God is absence. God is the solitude of man. - Jean- Paul Sartre

The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence. - Samuel Johnson

Two evils, monstrous either one apart, Possessed me, and were long and loath at going: A cry of Absence, Absence, in the heart, And in the wood the furious winter blowing. - Ransom,John Crowe

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well! We have really no absent friends. - Thomas Haynes Bayly

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

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, andthe gleam of the stars all the beauties of creation. - Hugo, Victor

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. - Helen Rowland

The only consolation I can find in your immediate presence is your ultimate absence. - Shelagh Delaney

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. - Janet Watson

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions - Samuel Johnson

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. - Alphonse de Lamartine

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Absent in body, but present in spirit. - Bible

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. - Kay Knudsen

Absence makes the heart forget. - Kenyan Proverb

They are good that are away. - Scottish Proverb

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. - Jean Paul Richter

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

Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. - Author Unknown

In the hope to meet Shortly again, and make our absence sweet. - Ben Jonson

Absence makes the heart grow wander. - Gerald Barzan

There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It's caused by the absence of you. - Ashleigh Brilliant

Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow's dark array,-- Days of absence, I am weary; She I love is far away. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

These beauteous forms, Through a long absence, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye: But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din Of towns and cities, I have owed to them, In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart. - Wordsworth,William

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action? - Arthur Miller

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. - Khalil Gibran

When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind. - Thomas A Kempis

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself. - Henry B. Adams

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