Absence Quotes

Most popular absence quotes

Judicious absence is a weapon.
Absence, that common cure of love.
Absence is what the poets call death in love.
Absence is death, or worse, to them that love.
How like a Winter hath my absence been
From thee.
Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.


Absence is the dark-room in which lovers develop negatives.
The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.
Can flowers but droop in absence of the sun,
Which waked their sweets?


It is only love that has already fallen sick that is killed by absence.
Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death,
And frustrates hope severer than despair.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.

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Fond as we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplained peace.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.


Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to do it rightly is an art like any other.


When you're gone, all the colors fade
When you're gone, no New Year's Parade
You're gone, colors seem to fade.
Absence lessens the minor passions and increases the great ones, as the wind douses a candle and kindles a fire.


Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the day-time, and falling into at night.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.