Absence Quotes

Absence, that common cure of love.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Arthur Miller

Absence is the enemy of love

Proverb

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry Kissinger

Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought.

Vaclav Havel

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.

Alan Greenspan

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.

Leonard Cohen

Wilderness is not defined by the absence of certain activities, but rather by the presence of certain unique and invaluable characteristics.

Nick Rahall

As the presence of those we love is as a double life, so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy, is as a foretaste of death.

Anna Brownell Jameson

It is remarkable that great affectation and great absence of it (unconsciousness) are at first sight very similar; they are both apt to produce singularity

Archbishop Richard Whately

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it rekindles the great.

Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.

Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
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