Absence Quotes

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

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

The absent are always in the wrong

English Proverb

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry Kissinger

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

Saint Augustine

Absence is the enemy of love


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

Arthur Miller

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Absence makes the heart grow wander

Gerald Barzan

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

Freya Stark

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Absent in body, but present in spirit.


The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Edwin C Bliss

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale
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