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'Absence' that common cure of love.
~ Miguel de Cervantes | ( Spanish novelist ) | 1547-1616 | Absence
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
A short absence is the safest.
~ Ovid | ( Roman poet. ) | BC 43-AD 18 | Absence
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
~ Elizabeth Bowen | ( Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer. ) | 1899-1973 | Absence
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Absence
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
~ William Cowper | ( British poet. ) | 1731-1800 | Absence
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Absence
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
And we forget because we must and not because we will.
~ Matthew Arnold | (British poet and cultural critic ) | 1822 - 1888 | Absence
quotes Division : Critics   
     
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 | ( American journalist and humorist. ) | 1875-1950 | Absence
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus | ( Roman historian. ) | 55-117 | Absence
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
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 | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Absence
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
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.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Absence
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Absence
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
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.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Absence
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Absence
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
~ Walter Benjamin | ( German philosopher. ) | 1892-1940 | Absence
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Absence
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
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.
~ Elizabeth Bowen | ( Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer. ) | 1899-1973 | Absence
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Absence
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
Woman absent is woman dead.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Absence
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic