A short absence is the safest.
Absence — that common cure of love.
Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
Absence and death are the same — only that in death there is no suffering.
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Achilles absent was Achilles still!
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.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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!
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
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.
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.
Never find fault with the absent.
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.